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HOMES OF WOOD 

BUILT TO LAST . . . AND BUILT 
TO BE BEAUTIFUL 

THERE is a certain "hominess" about a wooden 
house — a readiness to receive the stamp of its 
owner's personality, and an ability to adapt itself to its 
environment- — to the needs of well-to-do or modest town 
or country life, which is a true reflection of the American 
spirit. 

Properly planned and constructed, the house of wood 
mellows quickly and endures. It is preeminently the house 
appointed for well rounded living — a castle for succeeding 
generations, 

America has grown strong and sturdy in houses of wood. 
Hewn from our native forests, designed and built by men 
who for generations have studied and known their ma- 
terial, the wooden house today is a monument typically 
American. 

Many of our national shrines, Mount Vernon, the 
Paul Revere House, the Randolph home, and many others, 
have stood, defying the storms of decade after decade, as 
staunch and sturdy today as when they were built to 
shelter the great men of a new republic. 

There are literally thousands of examples of the dura- 
bility of wood construction handed down to us from 
Colonial times, and there are hundreds of thousands 
today who will testify to the economy of such construction. 
We still have our forests, and they are still producing for 
us the materials for millions of homes just as sturdy and 
strong as those built by our ancestors, though much more 
comfortable and convenient. 

Hundreds of years from now, America may have to 
abandon the trail blazed by the rugged men who founded 
our country and, for reasons of economy, adopt stone, 
adobe or other materials of different races or nations, 
but that time is far in the future if, indeed it ever comes. 
Intelligent reforestation is now being carried forward at a 
rate that may well keep us supplied with low cost lumber 
forever. In the meantime, that typically American in- 
stitution, The Wooden Home, is still the most economical 
and satisfactory home a man can build. 

When John Howard Payne wrote the simple little song 
that has caused millions of eyes to grow moist, "Home 
Sweet Home," he was turning his back on the marble and 
granite piles of other lands and conjuring from his heart, 
the vision of a little wooden home gleaming white among 
the trees of his native New England, and longing with an 
intensity that has made itself felt through the years that 
its friendly wooden walls would once more enfold him, 
shutting out the cares and troubles of the world. 

In every sense of the word, wood for home 
building is "The Friendly Material." 




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SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. 



Copyright 1936 by Sears, Roebuck and Co. 



641 L. Rev. 2.14.36 




'HONOR-BILT HOMES 



"fjONOR BILT" Homes are Permanent Homes of Quality. Over one hundred thou- 
11 sand families, or approximately half a million people are living in "Honor Bilt" 
Modern Homes today. Scattered over the middle west and eastern sections of the country, 
Sears number among their hundreds of satisfied "Honor Bilt" Home owners people from 
every walk of life — farmers, doctors, college professors, steel workers, writers, etc. A list 
of them would provide a cross section of American life. 

This tremendous public acceptance is the very best proof that can be offered of the value 
to the prospective home builder contained in the services offered on these pages. 



"HONOR-BILT" SERVICE 



Guaranteed Plans 
Complete Materials 

Guarantee 

Advisory Service . . 



Design 



Arrangement 



Economy , 



Consisting of blueprints with details and complete material specifications. 

All materials of high quality necessary to build, excepting masonry materials. No extras 
guaranteed if plans and specifications are followed. 

Plans, specifications and materials all guaranteed as to accuracy, quantity and quality 
under Sears most liberal guarantee, backed by the entire resources of the company. 

Free advisory service on all home building problems. No obligation. 

For over thirty years the "Honor Bilt" Modern Homes Department has been producing 
homes. Each plan developed has had to pass the inspection of a board of experts, including 
a home economics advisor, and finally the test of construction and public acceptance. It 
has had to conform to the high standards demanded by Sears, Roebuck and Co. from the 
standpoint of design, arrangement and economy. 

Some early Colonial houses standing over two hundred years are still beautiful — a result 
of correct design. 

A glance through the following pages will show how carefully the matter of design has 
been considered in creating "Honor Bilt" Modern Homes. No freaks, no passing fads 
that lose their value in a few years. Only true authentic designs correctly worked out in 
every detail. Individual taste in the matter of design may be misleading. For enduring 
value and beauty, every home — no matter how small — should be designed by experts. 

The home builder must pay for every cubic inch of space enclosed in the walls and roof 
of his house, so it must be utilized to the very best advantage. A wasteful arrangement will 
make the livable space expensive. 

All "Honor Bilt" homes are arranged to provide the greatest possible amount of livable 
space. This takes a very high degree of patience and skill. Often the desired result is 
secured only after many different arrangements have been tried. The factor of furniture 
placement also has consideration, so the housewife in furnishing an "Honor Bilt" modern 
home is sure to feel the influence of the home economics advisor on the board of experts. 

The proper design and most efficient arrangement, together with sturdy construction 
must, of course, be accomplished with utmost economy in the use of materials. 

For this reason, many different ways of accomplishing this purpose are studied, so only 
the best possible methods find their way into the plans and specifications. Sears, Roebuck 
and Co., by their very comprehensive service, simplify the transaction and protect the 
home builder. The guaranteed plans are so simple and the specifications are so clear, that 
on occasion even an inexperienced person can follow them. 

The tremendous facilities for giving service, together with quality at a substantial saving, 
are described and illustrated on the following pages. 

There must be a reason why 100,000 families have chosen to build "Honor Bilt"Modern 
Homes. 




A GLIMPSE OF OUR 

SHOWS HOW MASS PRODUCTION 



Modern machinery is 
used on every opera- 
tion in the prepara- 
tion of your modern 
home. 




THE buzzing of giant electric machines; the 
screech of electric spider-like lumber carriers 
with four ton loads winding their way through the 
plant around millions of feet of stored lumber; the 
whistle of electric cranes as they raise an entire load 
of lumber from storage sheds to waiting automobile 
trucks. 

That, briefly, tells the story of our factory activities. 
If you could walk through our great factories, you 
would see this picture many times. You would see 
many trained men working with the most modern 
machinery to produce the maximum result with the 
minimum amount of labor. 

MACHINE CUT PRECISION 

You would see our special rafter cutting machine as 
it bevels each end and neatly cuts the notch where it 
rests on top plates. Three operations in one, and 
accurate to the smallest fraction of an inch. 

You would see a battery of electric-driven saws 
doing work in a few minutes that would take hours 
to accomplish by hand. These ingenious machines 
not alone save carpenter labor on the job by the elimi- 
nation of the time worn old fashioned hand saw 



method, but there is a saving of about 10 percent in 
wasted lumber. 

In one factory alone, you would see the lumber 
carriers, each capable of picking up four tons of lumber, 
hustle it away at a speed of about twenty miles an 
hour and place it where needed. 

This is the age of modern efficiency. No longer can 
human hands compete with machine precision and pro- 
duction. "Speed with accuracy" is the watchword in 
any department of our great factories. 





Our up-to-date methods mean 
big savings for you when the 
material comes to your lot for 
final assembling. 

(above) 

Lumber and millwork fac- 
tory covering 1 7 acres in 
Ohio 

(left) 

Our 40-acre lumber yard 
and factory in Illinois 



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OWN FACTORIES 

SAVES YOU TIME AND MONEY * * 

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NO OTHER home dealer can begin to show 
you the facilities which are ours. No other 
concern can afford to season lumber as we do 
know the value of "up to grade," well 
seasoned lumber against "green." You 
know the investment it would repre 
sent to store millions of feet until it 
is ready — really ready for use. 

AS LARGE AS 
70 LUMBER YARDS 

In one building at our 40 
acre plant at Port Newark, 
N. J., a giant dirigible bal- 
loon could safely be moored. 
Our total yard capacity is 
over 14,000,000 feet of lum- 
ber — as much as would or- 
dinarily be carried by sev- 
enty retail yards. 

In every detail, our large 
buying power and factories 
effect economies which low- 
er the cost to you. We send 
you material that is unsur- 
passed anywhere. We guar- 
antee quality and quantity. 
Compare our facilities and 
our quality with any con- 
cern in the world — then 
compare the savings we 
offer you. 



'HOUSANDS of letters from satisfied cus- 
JL tomers are surely evidence enough of the 
quality of the materials which we furnish at such 
remarkably low prices. Practically every one of them 
makes the statement that the grade of lumber is far 
superior to what they could purchase elsewhere. Car- 
penters and contractors are loud in their praises not 
only of the quality of the millwork, but the ease with 
which every piece is fitted into its proper place and the 
careful machining and cutting which means a far 
quicker and neater job than by the old hand-saw and 
measuring method. 

But if we did not have these immense factories that 
cut, plane and finish the wood in such huge quantities' 
with absolute accuracy you could never realize such 
unusual savings on material and labor, too. 

Our largest exclusive Home factory, 
located at Port Newark, N. J. 




Sears, Roebuck and Co 



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Home Builders Endorse Se^ 

SATISFIED AND ENTHUSIASTIC HOME OWNERS 



THE voluntary words of our customers prove 
the wisdom in buying "Honor Bilt" Modern 
Homes. Here are just a few photographs and copies of 
parts of letters that were taken at random, from our 
huge testimonial files. Every day interesting letters 
come from our Modern Homes customers. They tell 
of the money saved, satisfaction with our quality 
materials, architectural plans, specifications, and there 
are no worries. Our guarantee protects you in every 
way. Over 100,000 customers have purchased "Honor 
Bilt" quality. 




r E ARE more than pleased with the material and treat- 
ment received from you and find the home a constant 
joy and inspiration. Our daughter who has been living in the 
house since July, is one of the happiest housewives in the country. 
The home has been admired by hundreds of people and inspected 
by more than a hundred folks. We feel sure that it will prove a 
big ad for you when times become normal again." 

Robert K. Stansfteld, Pastor 

408 Bridgeboro St., Riverside, N; J. 



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jUR home now completed. Cannot find proper way to 
express how well we like it, not only because the ma- 
terial was very much superior to the "very best" that the lumber 
companies here carry, but because we got a very honest square deal 
and saved nearly $2000. Everyone is aghast at the low cost of our 
home." 

Earl R. Suits, 

Grand Haven, Mich. 



r E SHALL always be glad to help anyone at any time 
in building their own home. We are so pleased 
about our Mitchell that we like to see others start their own home, 
"Judging from what other houses cost, I think I saved about 
$1,000.00. Of course, it is hard to get figures as the homes built 
locally are not completed. There are dozens of things still left to 
do. I will have everything completed for $5,700, which 1 think *s 
a great saving. The ready-cut method is the quickest and I think, 
the best, as it allows the owner to move in much sooner and so 
save about a month's rent or more." 

Jules F. Mommaerts 
Green Bay, Wis. 



"HFHE house you built for me in Wyckoff, N. J., has turned 
JL out far better than I could ever visualize at the time that 
Mrs. Green and I were working on the plans. 

"The quality of the material used in the building received praise 
from all those who saw the building under construction. Mrs. 
Green and I feel that we have saved considerable money in having 
Sears build our home and also feel very confident in Sears, Roebuck 
&. Co.'s guarantee." 

H. A. Green, 
Wyckoff, N. J. 





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[T IS with great pleasure that I take this opportunity of 
telling you about your wonderful service and quality 
of material used throughout. 

"I had a Lynnhaven Home built by your Milwaukee representa- 
tive and I truthfully say that it is second to none anywhere you 
go. I take great pleasure in recommending Sears, Roebuck and 
Co. to all of my friends and associates. Courtesy and honest 
dealings seem to be your watchword." 

Henry J. Mo! J 
Waukesha, Wis. 



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Honor Bilt" Modern Homes 



TESTIFY AND APPROVE OUR BUILDING SERVICE 



THIS IS to let you know my opinion of 'Honor Bilt' 
homes. I am perfectly satisfied with the quality of 
lumber supplied and I know I saved $500 on wood alone. I had a 
good chance to compare wood supplied by you and some bought 
locally. I have some 1x10 sheathing which has been laying outside 
in the weather since April and it does not look damaged much 
except being discolored. 

"I am for your homes all the time. This is my third experience 
of building your homes." 

Frank Astin 

1807 Broadway 
Schenectady, N. Y. 




"irN REGARD to my home, the Gladstone, which I pur- 

JL chased from you, I am more than satisfied with it. 

"I saved a great amount of money by purchasing a Ready-Cut 

home with the help of my brothers. All of your lumber found 

to be exactly as described in your catalog. Every one in my 

locality admires the appearance of my home." 

Ernest Schmidt 

2210 Myrtle St. 
Scranton, Pa. 




r E WILL be glad to show any of your prospective 
customers our home and tell them how well pleased 
we are with your materials and service. 

"We compared your construction with that of the local lumber- 
man and found we were getting better construction for less 
money. 

"They furnish only 2x4 rafters and ceiling joists, spaced 24 
inches, while we have 2x6 spaced 16 inches — difference in thick- 
ness of flooring — paper under shingles — and a number of other 
things. We made good comparison before building." 

Irvin Lichtenwalter 
„ Manhattan, 111. 



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CONSIDER I have one of the very best homes in New 
Britain. 

"Your plans are very good and all material much better than 

that which I could purchase here. I tried purchasing here, before 

trying you. Figure I saved approximately $1,000 by your method. 

"Shall be very glad to recommend you to anyone wishing to 

build." Frank Ohlson 

Netu Britain, Conn. 




'E ARE very well pleased with our home as well as the 
fair dealings we have received from your company. 
Considering the high quality of material used throughout the 
house, I feel that I have saved quite an amount by building through 
Sears Modern Home Department." 

Harry W. Hoge, 
Evansville, Ind. 



"E WILL be more than 
glad to show our 
house to anyone interested in see- 
ing it, for we are certainly pleased 
with it and feel that we have been 
expertly and satisfactorily dealt 
with." 

Dr. V. B. White, 
Vermillion, Ohio 



r E ARE very proud 
of our Sears home 
and cannot speak too highly of it. 
The material used is very good, and 
the plans are fine. There is not a 
thing that we can find fault with, 
for everything is perfect." 

W. E. Somerville, 
Avon Lake, Ohio 



Sears, Roebuck and Co 



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Honor Bur Construction 

READY CUT MODERN HOMES ARE STRONGER, 

We furnish, already cut and fitted to accurate size, 
length and thickness with your "Honor Bilt" Modern 
Home, all the material, which we have found by 
actual experience and tests can be cut more economi- 
cally by efficient machines in our factories than it can 
be cut by hand on the job. 

Every Piece Cut and Fitted, Ready for its Place. 
The following is a list of items which we guarantee 
to furnish already cut and fitted for our "Honor 
Bilt" homes. 

Sills Purlins Studding Girder Posts 

Joists Brackets Wall Plates Porch Posts 
Plates Trusses All Treads Rough Horses 
Braces Rafters All Risers Stair Stringers 

Girders Bridging Collar Beams Porch Stringers 

TRIM ALREADY CUT 




YOU no doubt have often viewed a skyscraper 
in the course of construction and were im- 
pressed with the orderly way in which all I-beams, angle 
irons and columns were swung into place, each member 
being marked with a key letter to correspond with the 
key letter on the blueprints denoting the exact position 
in which it was to be used. 

This careful cutting and fitting of material before it 
is delivered on the job, whether it be steel or lumber, 
not only saves the cost of skilled labor, but makes for 
stronger and more solid construction. In our factories, 
we use modern up to date machinery for the accurate 
cutting and fitting to length, size and thickness of all 
items which enter into the construction of the frame- 
work of our homes. 

This method enables all "Honor Bilt" ready cut 
homes to be built on the same labor and money saving 
principles as the modern skyscraper. 

Every piece of ready-cut lumber required to build 
a complete house is marked with a key letter or 
length. These pieces are all plainly marked and can 
be easily assorted into separate piles on the building 
site. These key letters and lengths correspond with 
those on the blueprints showing the exact location 
in which it is to be used. 




Jambs 

Stool 

Casings 

Trim Members 

Window and 

Door Stops 



Apron 

Stair Stringers 
Housed and 
Cut to 
Length 



EQUIPMENT ALREADY BUILT 

Medicine Cases Kitchen Cabinets Kitchen Cupboards 
Colonnades Ironing Boards Breakfast Alcove 
China Closets Bookcases Telephone Stand 

All window and door frames cut, fitted and bundled. 
Doors mortised for locks. 

NO EXTRAS TO BUY 

Remember that our complete price includes every- 
thing to build your home, with the exception of ce- 
ment, brick and plaster. No extras to buy. We not 
only guarantee quality, but quantity as well. Already 
cut lumber, millwork, cellar frames, hardware, paint 
and metal work. Heating, lighting and plumbing 
according to specifications are carefully packed and 
shipped to arrive when needed. Our complete de- 
tailed plans and instructions for erection explain 
exactly how material is to be used. 

LAST WORD IN DESIGN 

Both the exteriors and interiors of our "Honor 
Bilt" homes reflect the latest and newest architec- 
tural ideas. Compare them with those built in re- 
stricted residential districts at much higher prices. 




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Features and Advantages 

EASIER TO ERECT AND MORE ECONOMICAL 

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT QUALITY & M^w 

WE GUARANTEE the lumber furnished for "Honor Bilt" Homes is of 
the highest quality best grade. It is well seasoned and handled so that 
you receive it in excellent shape. All framing is No. 1 material; all outside finish, 
moldings and trim members are clear Cypress or Red Cedar; interior and exterior 
doors are No. 1 quality and window sash are clear Pondosa Pine. 

All framing material including joists, studs and rafters is placed on 16-inch cen- 
ters, the rafters in practically every case being 2x6 inches. Double studding is 
used around all inside and outside door and window openings, three studs at 
corners and double plates over all openings; double joists under all bearing or sup- 
porting partitions. 

Bear in mind that in buying a home, the price is not the only consideration. 
The quality of material must be considered. You must receive sufficient material 
of every kind to build your house complete according to plans. Your home must 
be designed with a view to comfort and convenience. It must be well lighted and 
provisions must be made for a safe and satisfactory heating, plumbing and lighting 
installation. 

Features of "HONOR BILT* Construction 




Rafters, 2x6 or 2x4 
inches (larger where 
needed) ,14% INCHES 
APART. Roofing: 
Best grade clear cedar 
shingles. 



Top plates 
doubled and 
lapped at 
corners. 



Heavy waterproof 
building paper be- 
tween subfloor and 
finished floor; also 
between sheathing 
and siding. 



2x8-inch joists, or 
2x10 where needed, 
14% INCHES APART. 
Double joist where 
necessary under 
bearing partitions. 



Studding: 
2x4 inches, 14% 
INCHES APART. 




DOUBLE 
PLATES 

over doors 
and win- 
dows, 



DOUBLE 
STUDDING 
at sides of 
doors a nd 
windows. 



Outside 
casing, 1 '/ 3 
INCHES 
THICK, 
clear cy- 
press. 



High grade ship lap 
WOOD SHEATHING, 
*J1s inch thick. Rein- 
forced waterproof 
building paper and 
clear cypress, red- 
wood or red cedar 
siding. 



All glass over 24x26 
inches is HIGH 
QUALITY DOUBLE 
STRENGTH. Sash 
are of Pondosa pine. 



Double floors with 
heavy waterproof 
building paper be- 
tween the subfloor 
and finished floor. 
Subflooring laid di- 
agonally. 



All outside paint, three coats of Master Mixed 
Guaranteed Paint, shingle stain (when shingles 
are used as siding), one dip coat and one brush 
coat. Inside finish, one coat shellac and two coats 
varnish for trim and doors, two coats varnish for 
all finished floors, four-coat enamel finish where 
specified consisting of two coats of undercoating 
and two coats enamel. Wood filler for oak. 



THREE STUDS 
at corners. 



LET'S CUT THROUGH A 
PORTION OF THE ROOF 

What do we find? Each rafter 
accurately cut to fit and of strong 
No. 1 quality framing lumber. Size 
and spacing which meet the strict 
lumber codes. 

Roof boards strong No. 2 quality 
sheathing, then extra clear 5 to 2 
Red Cedar shingles. Your roof is 
protected for years to come. 



OUR BROAD GUARAN- 
TEE PROTECTS YOU 

"Honor Bilt" Homes meet with 
the codes of the Bureau of Stand- 
ards, U. S. Government, and the 
approved details of the modern 
platform construction which was 
recommended by government ex- 
perts. 

Great savings due to our ready- 
cut method of construction have 
been proven many times. Read 
very carefully the complete "Honor 
Bilt" specifications described on 
pages 8 to 11. 



FIND OUT WHAT 
A HOME WILL COST 



We will furnish you with an estimate of the cost of all the material for the house you like best and this service 
puts you to no expense, nor under any obligation to us. Fill out the blank you will find in the back of this book. 





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HONOR B I L T" 1 - 



HONOR BILT" l<JU-Point Specifications, 
means that every item of material and 
equipment for your home is fully guaranteed as to 
quality and quantity and that every detail of construc- 
tion meets with all codes and is the latest approved 
method used for permanent homes. 

Building a home by our famous ready cut method, is 
the same as having it built by the best contractor in 
your community, only all labor necessary in cutting 



MAKE PERMANENT 

the framing is taken care of in our factory, saving you 
about 40% of the carpenter labor, assuring you a 
much stronger building on account of the accuracy in 
cutting. All of the material which can be handled 
more economically by efficient machines, is cut to 
exact length and pattern. Each piece is marked with 
key letter or length which corresponds with those on 
the blueprints showing the exact location in which it 
is to be used. 



Roofs of clear red Cedar wood 
shingles or 4 in 1 asphalt 
shingles. 







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POINT SPECIFICATIONS 



ECONOMICAL HOMES 

iJLL "Honor Bilt" homes are designed to be 
built on permanent waterproof foundations 
of brick, concrete or cement. Excavated part of house 
forming dry convenient place for heating plant, fuel, 
fruit room, laundry and storage. Plenty of large cellar 
windows are furnished. The basement is well lighted 
and ventilated. 

We do not furnish any cement, brick, plaster or 
other masonry materials. 



The framing of all Modern Homes meets the most 
rigid building codes and the requirements of the U. S. 
Bureau of Standards. Platform type of construction is 
recommended by the U. S. Government Department of 
Commerce, as the safest type for residential construc- 
tion. 

All framing material is strictly No. 1 Yellow Pine, 
Fir or West Coast Hemlock, spaced 16 inches on 
centers, securely braced and nailed. 



Three coats of famous hfgh 
quality Master Mixed paint 
on all exposed exterior sur- 
faces. 




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HONOR BILT" SPECIFICATIONS. 

GUARANTEED MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT 



GIRDERS 

UILT-UP girders to be constructed of three 
pieces of 2x8 or 2x10 No. 1 material, securely 
spiked and supported with 6x6 No. 1 posts, already 
cut. More rigid than one piece wood girder. 

FLOOR JOISTS 

First and second floor joists are 2x8 or 2x10 (depend- 
ing on length or span), 16 inches on center, ready cut, 
supported over the foundation with 2-inch wall plates 
and box sills. Each span is braced with wood bridging; 
double joists under all bearing partitions and around 
well openings. 

tElLING JOISTS 

Ceiling joists are 2x4 and 2x6-inch (depending on 
the span); 16 inches on center; ready cut. 

SUB FLOORING 

First and second floor sub flooring lx6-inch square 
edge No. 2 Fir, West Coast Hemlock or Yellow Pine. 

Subflooring is placed diagonally, materially increasing 
the strength of the joists. 

OUTSIDE WALLS 

All outside walls and partition framing are 2x4's plac- 
ed 16 inches on center, double studs around all window 
and door openings. Each outside wall and partition 
section is constructed with one bottom and two top 
plates and best platform type construction. 

Due to accuracy of cutting, space between the studs, 
plates and outside walls form dead air cells, a perfect 
insulation for your home. 

Outside walls are sheathed with 1x8 or lxlO-inch 
widths of No. 2 shiplap, securely nailed with two nails 
at each bearing. Roof sheathing 
furnished is No. 2 1x4 inch boards 
spaced 2 inches apart, for wood 
shingles, and 1x6 inch material laid 
solid for composition roofs. 

ROOF COVERING 

Wood shingles furnished for 
roofs are 5 to 2 Extra Clear Red 
Cedar shingles, planned to be laid 
4H inches to the weather. 

Flashing used for wood shingles 
is extra heavy galvanized material. 

ASPHALT SLATE SUR- 
FACED SHINGLES 

As an option, we will furnish 
asphalt slate surfaced shingles, 
your choice of three different pat- 
terns: Individual, 4-in-l strip, or 
Hexagon strip in colors of red, 
green, blue-black, random blend, 
or vari-colored. This material not 
only makes a beautiful roof, but 
is guaranteed to last 17 years. One 
layer of asphalt felt is furnished, 
to be placed between shingles and 
roof boards. 




Above section shows ail members of 

frame to be genuine cypress and window 

sash of Clear Pondosa Pine 



EAVES TROUGH AND DOWNSPOUTS 

Eaves trough and downspouts for "Honor Bilt" 
Homes are heavy rust resisting galvanized steel of the 
correct size and latest design. Both O G box and half 
round type gutters are furnished, depending upon the 
eave design. All necessary hangers, drop outlets, end 
caps, etc., included. 

OUTSIDE FINISH 

All outside finish, moldings and trim members are 
clear Cypress, which is the best wood obtainable for 
the purpose. 

Outside window and door frame casings and corner 
boards, V/% inches thick. 

Take a glance at the cross section of "Honor Bilt" 
window and door frames. Note that the window sills 
are specially designed, two-piece and leakproof. The 
outside casings are \ x /% inches thick and are Clear 
Cypress, the "Wood Eternal," All window and door 
frames are accurately cut to fit exactly the windows 
and doors for which they are intended. Window sash 
are of Western Pondosa Pine, completely glazed, ready 
to set in place. 

All porch columns, railing balusters and porch steps 
are well manufactured and carefully designed. 

SIDING 

Exterior siding furnished with "Honor Bilt" homes is 
either clear Cypress, Red Cedar or Redwood bevel 
design, in widths }^x4-inch, 3^x6-inch, ^sx8-inch and 
^gx 10-inch, well machined and guaranteed to give the 
exterior of your home a finished attractive appearance. 

SIDE WALL SHINGLES 

Wood shingles furnished for the side walls of "Honor 
Bilt" homes are 24-inch, extra 
thick, clear Red Cedar planned to 
be laid 10 inches to the weather. 
Shingles are to be applied with 
galvanized nails for greater en- 
durance. 



EXTERIOR PAINTING 

All exterior siding, finish and 
wood trim members are to receive 
three coats of Master Mixed paint, 
guaranteed to be replaced without 
charge (labor and material) if it 
does not give you the satisfaction 
you have reason to expect. Where 
wood shingles are furnished for 
outside wall covering, shingle stain 
is furnished for one dip coat and 
one brush coat. 

INSULATION 

We furnish heavy Reinforced 
waterproof building paper between 
all siding and sheathing on the 
outside walls and between finished 
flooring and sub-flooring on first 
and second floors, insuring warm 
durable floors. 



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[OR the inside walls we specify our 48-inch No. 1 Pine or Fir wood lath, but 
Goodwall sheet plaster, which is furnished in convenient sizes to fit the 
spacing of studs and joists can also be furnished. Goodwall sheet plaster is a fire 
resisting gypsum rock composition plaster of even thickness between two sheets 
of heavy cardboard. When sheet plaster is furnished, we include two coats of 
plaster finish at option price. 

INTERIOR TRIM AND FINISH 

All interior trim, base and moldings are clear Yellow Pine or Fir, selected for 
beautiful grain, ready for finish. 

Exterior Doors are clear Pine or Fir, as illustrated, while interior doors are 
beautiful grained two-panel design. Interior Door and Window Trim is our one- 
piece, round edge design, but two-member backhand trim will be furnished at 
option price. ' } 

Finished floors of every home, are an important item. Specifications call for 
clear edge grain Fir, flat grain West Coast Hemlock or clear Yellow Pine, l %§ inch 
thick, with 2^-inch face (kind of material furnished will depend on location of 
factory from which shipment is made). At the option price we quote clear Oak 
floors, material which is ] % inch thick and 2}4 inch face. Only the best grade 
flooring is furnished. Porch flooring where specified is 1 x 4 edge grain fir. 
Linoleum for Kitchen and Bath at option prices. 

Interior Stairs. Stairs for all modern homes are built by expert stair builders. 
They are completely manufactured, ready to nail in place. The material furnished 
is the highest quality — all newels, balusters, railing, risers, treads and stringers 
carefully machined, sanded and crated so that they will arrive on the job in good 
condition. 

Built-in Features. The bathrooms of all modern homes are furnished with 
built-in Venetian mirrored medicine case. 

Where design indicates fireplace, an attractive wood mantel and all fireplace 
material, including the hardware, is a part of the base price of your home. 

On most catalog plans, we have indicated convenient locations for all kitchen 
equipment. Many attractive patterns of kitchen cabinets are available at the low 
option prices shown on price list. We also manufacture a complete line of built- 
in bookcases, telephone stands and china cases (quotations upon request). 

Special Equipment. Items of special equipment such as galvanized or bronze 
window screens, storm sash, combination screen and storm doors, window shades, 
linoleum for kitchen and bathrooms have been given careful thought. All of 
these items are fully guaranteed and are available at low cash prices. 

HARDWARE 

All the hardware, nails, gutters and downspouts, and waterproof reinforced build- 
ing paper are included in the base price. The lock sets are Shefton design, sanded 
old brass, with nickel plated finish for bathrooms, with small hardware to match. 

Where batten type front doors are part of the design, ornamental hand wrought 
hinges and cylinder lock sets to match, are included. Hardware covers all neces- 
sary items such as push plates, sash lifts and sash locks. 

INTERIOR PAINTING 

Standard specifications call for shellac and two coats of varnish for all interior 
trim and doors, and two coats of varnish for floor finish. Four coat enamel for 

interior trim furnished at the 
option price. 

• • • 

Equip the kitchen of your 
new home with our built-in 
kitchen units. Various 
types and sizes of base or 
counter units and wall cab- 
inets are available. Plenty 
of shelf and drawer space. 
Floor plans suggest location 
of cabinets. Prices for this 
equipment are very low. 

Sears, Roebuck and Co. 




The above platform type of 
construction has been approved 
and recommended as the best for 
frame dwellings. It meets practi- 
cally all building codes and is a 
feature of all Modern Homes. 

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HONOR BILT" SPECIFICATIONS 

MODERN PLUMBING EQUIPMENT 




A MODERN HOME BATHROOM EQUIPPED WITH "ARISTOCRAT- 
FIXTURES FURNISHED WITH SPECIFICATIONS 22B 



One of your greatest money saving opportunities in 
connection with the purchase of your home from 
Sears, Roebuck and Co., lies in the remarkably low 
prices at which we can furnish you complete high grade 
plumbing equipment. 

All Modern Homes are organized so that you have 
the advantage of being able to place your order for 
all of your building materials with one concern, and 
you have the additional advantage of a substantial 
saving in the purchase of your materials; a saving 
which you cannot afford to overlook. 

Every plumbing fixture sold by Sears, Roebuck and 
Co., is guaranteed to be strictly first grade and perfect. 
We do not sell so-called ''seconds" or "B" grade plumb- 
ing material of any kind. 

To see "Aristocrat" enamelware, is to realize that 
here is perfection in plumbing ware finish. To run 
your hand along its smooth glossy surface in which 
the rich looking chromium plated fittings are strikingly 
reflected, is to create a desire to have these fixtures in 
your new home. 

Back of Aristocrat quality are manufacturing proc- 
esses that represent the latest developments in the 
industry; one-piece construction; smooth corners; ultra- 
modern designs; standard sizes, weights and thick- 
nesses; and a rare combination of beauty and en- 
durance. 

All brass fittings furnished with "Aristocrat" plumbing fixtures 
are heavily chromium plated, providing a finishing touch which is 
dignified and easy to keep looking new and attractive. 

For your convenience, we have quoted two different plumbing 
fixture specifications for the modern homes shown in this catalog. 
Specifications No. 21A and 22B. We have also listed a price for 
complete roughing in material necessary to install all fixtures. 

Additional Plumbing equipment, such as built-in showers, gas 
heaters both manual and automatic, water pumping systems, and 
septic tanks are available, and can be included if you so request. 



PLUMBING FIXTURE SPECIFICATIONS 
No. 22B 

BATHTUB— The bathtub furnished with this speci- 
fication depends on the design of the bathroom. 
Catalog floor plan indicates whether the tub is 
furnished recessed between two walls, or whether 
it is corner type with the front and one end ex- 
posed. If plan indicates recessed type, we furnish 
our Lexington built-in tub No. 4492 or 4493, 5 ft. long. 

Beautiful Colonial style of cast iron, all exposed surfaces 
white porcelain enamel, chromium plated fittings, concealed 
waste and supply fittings. Can be furnished in colors' at a 
slight additional cost. 

For corner built-in design, if indicated on your plan, we 
furnish our Concord No. 4439 or 4440. Also Colonial in de- 
sign, with all exposed surfaces white porcelain enamel, chrom- 
ium' plated fittings, concealed waste and supply pipes. Can be 
furnished in green, orchid or ivory for $10.00 additional. 

CLOSET— THE EUCLID No. 4704 

Strong twin jet flushing action, white vitreous china tank 
I and bowl. Shelf type tank lid. White Pyroxalin coated seat and 
cover; brass flushing mechanism; exposed metal trimmings, 
chromium plated; reverse trap closet bowl with trap at rear in- 
stead of at the front greatly adding to the appearance. 

LAUNDRY TUB— No. 4071, 48-INCH 
TWO-COMPARTMENT 

Two-compartment composition tubs, molded in one piece with 
metallic rim and steel reinforcing throughout. Furnished complete 
with stand, trap and mixing faucet with swinging spout. 

LAVATORY-THE STANDISH No. 4658* 
SIZE, 22x19 INCHES 

Wall type, cast iron, white porcelain enamel, pop-up waste; 
tubular trap; cast iron connection, and supply pipes and all brass 
chromium plated fittings. Steel wall hanger is included. New low 
back permits placing under medicine cabinet or window. 

Pedestal Type Lavatory, as illustrated below, can be supplied 
for a small additional charge. 




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HONOR BILT" SPECIFICATIONS 



FOR BATHROOM AND KITCHEN 




Glistening white, 
beautiful in design, 
is our Hiawatha 
Sink, furnished with 
Specification No. 
22-B. 



KITCHEN SINK— THE HIAWATHA APRON 

SINK No. 4351 

Single drainboard, Colonial design, low 8-inch back, 
6-inch apron front, heavy cast iron white porcelain 
enamel. Fittings include top spout mixing faucet, 43^- 
inch basket type strainer; wall or floor type trap; iron 
pipe connection, all brass chromium plated. The low 
back makes it possible to place this fixture under 
kitchen window. , 

RANGE BOILER No, 2516 

Thirty-gallon standard weight galvanized, tested to 
150 pounds and guaranteed for 85-pound working 
pressure, furnished with stand, cold water tube and 
necessary couplings. 

PLUMBING FIXTURE SPECIFICATIONS No. 21 A 

BATHTUB— THE MONTICELLO No. 4400 

Cast iron in one-piece genuine white porcelain 
enamel on the inside, painted outside; has cast iron 
legs, brass chromium plated fittings, table rim all 
around, single stream tub, filler mounted on the rim. 
This tub is a new space saving design, roomier, safer 
and very inexpensive. 

LAVATORY— THE STANDISH No. 4656 

SIZE, 19x17 INCHES 

Wall type, cast iron, white porcelain enamel, New 
Art design single stream supply unit; pop-up waste; 
tubular trap; cast iron connections and supply pipes 
and all brass chromium plated fittings. Steel wall 
hanger is included. New low back permits placing 
under medicine cabinet or window. 

CLOSET-THE EUCLID No. 4704 

Strong twin jet flushing action, white vitreous china 
tank and bowl. Shelf type tank lid; white Pyroxalin 
coated seat and cover; brass flushing mechanism; re- 
verse trap closet bowl with trap at rear instead of at 
the front, greatly adding to the appearance. 



LAUNDRY TUB— No. 4072, 48-INCH 

TWO-COMPARTMENT 

Two-part composition tubs, molded in one piece 
with metallic rim and steel reinforcing throughout. 
Furnished complete with stand, trap and mixing faucet 
with swinging spout. 

KITCHEN SINK-THE DELAWARE 

ROLL RIM SINK No. 4367 (Below) 

Single Drainboard, low 8-inch back, 2^-inch roll 
rim, heavy cast iron white porcelain enamel. Fittings 
include indexed faucets, boltless strainer, tubular trap 
and iron pipe connection, all brass, chromium plated. 




INEXPENSIVE YET MODERN ARE THE BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS 
FURNISHED WITH FIXTURES INCLUDED WITH SPECIFICATION 21 -A 



Sears, Roebuck and Co 



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THE FR ANKLI N . . 

A FOUR ROOMS, BATH, RECREATION ROOM 




TURING the past two or three years, there has been a real 
L/ demand for new ideas in attractive low cost homes. Hundreds 
of American architects have contributed plans which they consider the 
Seal in low cost and convenience. Cellarless homes flat roofs, steel 
panels and new untried materials have all been offered as a solution to 
cut costs with little or no success. 

The Franklin modern home is one of our newer suggestions and its 
immediate acceptance by home builders indicates that it will be one of our 
most popular designs. 

One of the features that makes for economy is that the basement is 

planned under the bedroom portion only and requires a minimum 

excavation. You save about 40 per cent of your foundation cost and a 

the same time have plenty of space for recreation room heater and fuel 

room The recreation room can be converted into a third bedroom or 

motor room. , 

The Regular Floor Level contains living room, kitchen, rear hall and 

two dosets A half flight of open stairs with only five risers brings you 

to the next level containing two large bedrooms, bath and closets with 

practically the same privacy as you would have in a two full story house. 

The exterior walls are covered with clear bevel siding and all millwork 

and other material is of the best grade for the purpose. 

Let us send you a large planograph illustration and complete details 
about this marvelous low cost home. 

Our base price includes all the material needed to build this beauti- 
ful f^omW-bath home, consisting of lumber, lath, mill™k floor- 
ing shmeles building paper, hardware, metal and paint materials 
r c g co ding to complete specifications. Instructions for erectror .and com- 
plete plans. Price does not include cement, brick or plaster, Size ot 
plan 31 ft. wide and 32 ft. 6 in. deep. Forty-foot lot will accommodate. 
Separate prices on Heating, Lighting and Plumbing. 

One of the attractive features of purchasing your home from Sears, 
Roebuck is that one order brings you all necessary material and equip- 
ment, fully guaranteed. 

Study the specifications and enclosed price list for complete details of 
options and heating, lighting and plumbing. 




MODERN HOME 
No. 3405 
ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




FOUNDATION PLAN 




FLOOR PLAN 



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THE ATTLEBORO . . 

aSIX ROOMS — BATH AND LAVATORY 




THIS type of Cape Cod home is one of the first designs built by 
the early New England settlers. Homes built over a hundred 
years ago grow old gracefully and still retain a certain warmth and 
beauty. It seems to have many friends in both urban and suburban 
areas. The Attleboro achieves distinction with its fine doorway, 
dormers, shuttered windows and correct- architectural details. No 
"gingerbread" to get out of date. Outside walls are shown of Cedar 
shingles, but will look equally attractive with siding. 

FIRST FLOOR PLAN 

The first floor lavatory opening off the rear hall, in addition to com- 
plete second floor bath, adds greatly to the value. Closets for outer 
wraps handy to front and rear doors. Central hall with semi-open 
stairs, large living room, dining room and exceptional kitchen, com- 
plete the first floor plan. Double drainboard kitchen sink with built-in 
cabinets as shown on floor plans are suggested at a slight additional cost. 

SECOND FLOOR PLAN 

Two large bedrooms and one smaller one, each with a good closet, 
open off the upstairs hall. Each bedroom is well lighted and contains 
good wall space. A hall closet for linens at the left of the bath is a real 
convenience. The bathroom plumbing "roughs in" directly over the 
kitchen which reduces installation cost. Three attractive "Aristocrat" 
plumbing fixtures as available in Specification 22B work out nicely in 
the bath. A built-in Venetian mirrored medicine case is part of the 
standard equipment furnished with this home. 

The floor plan is 36 ft. wide by 26 ft. deep and will require a 60-foot 
lot on account of the 1 1 foot porch at the side. In case of a narrow lot, 
porch could be placed at the rear of the living room instead of at the 
side. 

Our base price includes all necessary material to build this 
six-room-and-bath home, consisting of lumber, lath, millwork, flooring, 
shingles, building paper, hardware, metal and painting material accord- 
ing to complete detail specifications. 

Fill out Blank for complete delivered price including heating; lighting 
and plumbing. 

Sears, Roebuck and Co 



MODERN HOME 

No. 3384 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




SECOND FLOOR PLAN 




FIRST FLOOR PLAN 



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THE ELLSWORTH A . 

a FOUR ROOMS, BATH AND BREAKFAST NOOK 




THE ELLSWORTH 

No. 3341 
ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



THE SUNBURY 

No. 3350A 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



THE SUNBURY 

No. 3350B 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



THESE three attractive homes have an interesting story to 
tell. A few years ago, a number of property owners called 
at one of our modern homes offices, explaining they owned some 
beautiful wooded lots adjoining a golf club in their city. They 
wanted to build small inexpensive homes, but were afraid they 
could not get permits and would be criticized by adjoining home 
owners who had lived up to the higher restrictions. The three 
designs shown here were among the many offered for their con- 
sideration. Now that they are built, they are the pride of the owners 
and. surrounding community. 

A more compact arrangement of four well proportioned rooms 
and bath would be hard to work out in such a limited floor area. 
The living room and dining room are 13 ft. 2 in. by 18 ft. with good 
wall space and attractive fireplace in the left wall. The closet in the 
hall will be found convenient for outer wraps. 

The floor plans are the same for all three exteriors, except that 
the Sunbury Plan No. 3350A and Plan No. 3350B have a small 
vestibule instead of an open porch. Every detail has been carefully 
planned on both exterior and interior. 

We have a lot of attractive information about these homes which 
you may have for the asking. 



Fill out attached form for com- 
plete details and delivered price of 
all materials and equipment. Our 
home experts are glad to help you 
from start to finish. 



Base price includes all materials 
needed to complete any of these 
plans consisting of all lumber, lath, 
millwork, flooring, shingles, building 
paper, hardware, metal and paint 
materials, according to detailed 
specifications. 




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FLOOR PLAN 



"The first sure symptoms of a 
mind in health, are rest of 
heart and pleasure felt at 
home." 




THE SUNBURY 3350B 




THE SUNBURY 3350A 



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THE BRIDGEPORT . , 

a FOUR AND FIVE ROOMS WITH BATH 

'ELECTING the style and plan of your home is very im- 
► portant. It is a purchase that invariably has to last a 
lifetime and should be selected so as to be a pride and joy to your 
family and neighborhood for many years to come. 

If your requirements are for five rooms or four rooms and break- 
fast nook, and you are looking for something new and modern in a 
bungalow design, you will be interested in further details about the 
Bridgeport — one of our most attractive and popular Colonial 
designs. It can be quickly and economically constructed, due to 
our labor saving method of furnishing all framing material cut 
at our factories. One order brings you all the finest building 
material and equipment necessary to build this home — guaranteed 
as to quality and quantity. 

Modern Home Plan No. 13337A contains four rooms consisting 
of living room, two well lighted bedrooms, bath and kitchen, but 
really has five-room^ efficiency on account of the dining alcove 
recessed in the left Wall of the kitchen. This feature will be appre- 
ciated by all housewives. 

Each bedroom has a large closet and a closet for outer wraps 
opens off the living room. The combination grade and cellar 
entrance with refrigerator platform adds to this very compact plan. 




MODERN HOME 

No. 13337A 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 





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FLOOR PLAN No. 13337 A 




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MODERN HOME 

No. 13337B 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



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FLOOR PLAN No. 13337B 



Plan No. 13337B contains five well arranged rooms, consisting of 
living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bath. Not 
a foot of waste space and plenty of large well arranged windows. The 
side porch can be screened in to add comfort in the summer. 

At the base price quoted, we will furnish complete materials accord- 
ing to specifications. All plans and instructions for erection are a 
part of our complete service. 

For complete specifications see pages 8, 9, 10 and 11. 

See pages 12, 13, 14 and 15 for heating, lighting and plumbing. 




Sears, Roebuck and Co. 



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THE Rl DGELAND . . 

a SIX ROOMS AND BATH 




N 



OW is the Time to Build. A man who selects his home wisely- 
arid builds well, will be in the happy position of owning 
property which will materially increase in value for many years to come. 
Your money invested in a home is a safe investment. 

The Ridgeland is a story and a half English type home in which the 
details of the front gable projection and a fireplace chimney play an 
important part in the exterior appearance. The outside walls are 
planned to be covered with 24-inch clear Red Cedar shingles laid with 
a wide exposure, and when stained a light gray or painted white, form 
a pleasing background with the dark colors on the shutters, roof and 
chimney. The shutters are batten type to match the circle head front door 
which is made more interesting by the use of ornamental iron hinges. 

FIRST FLOOR PLAN 

The gable projection at the front forms the necessary protection 
for the entrance and contains the vestibule. The first floor is a com- 
plete four room home in itself consisting of living room, dining room, 
bedroom, kitchen and bath. Many home builders appreciate the fea- 
ture of a first floor bedroom which, if not needed, can be converted into 
a library, den or sun parlor. 

SECOND FLOOR PLAN 

While the exterior of this home has the appearance of a one story 
bungalow, the construction of the high pitched roof forms two large 
bedrooms, each with good head room and large closets. 

The outside dimensions are 28 ft. wide by 24 ft. deep. Height of first 
floor ceilings, 8 ft. 3 in., second floor, 8 ft. Basement, 7 ft. from cellar 
floor to joists. Planned for full excavation to contain fuel, storage, 
furnace and laundry. 

The base price covers all the necessary materials to build this six- 
room-and-bath home, consisting of lath, lumber, mill-work, flooring, 
shingles, building paper, hardware, metal and painting materials, ac- 
cording to complete specifications. 

We will quote complete delivered price, including heating, lighting, 
plumbing and other options desired. Simply fill out the blank in the 
back of this book. 




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THE WIL MORE A . 



a FIVE ROOMS AND BATH 



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MODERN HOME 

No. 3327 
ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



FIVE-ROOM bungalow type design. One 
of the most popular of all American houses. 
In presenting this economical home, the Wilmore, we 
not only offer a compact plan of which every foot of 
floor space has been used to the best advantage, but 
have also worked out an attractive exterior along the 
lines commonly known as "Americanized English." 
The exterior walls of this home are planned to be cov- 
ered with clear Red Cedar 24-inch shingles, laid with 
ten-inch exposure. The walls are relieved of any sug- 
gestion of plainness by the careful grouping of large 
well balanced windows, circle head batten type front 
door with batten type shutters to match. 

The specifications include one dip coat and one 
brush coat of Super quality shingle stain and we suggest 
using a light gray color with ivory or white trim, and 
dark brown or green for shutters and front door. All 
exterior moldings, trim and casings are of clear Cypress, 
the "Wood Eternal," to be covered with three coats of 
Sears Master Mixed pakit. 

This type home requires many pieces of material cut 
to special miter and detail. This work is all accurately 
handled in our factory by special machinery and saves 
you hundreds of dollars in constructing your home. 

THE FLOOR PLAN 

The entrance over the front terrace is into the vesti- 
bule which gives the desired protection and also 
furnishes a convenient place for hanging outer wraps. 



The living room is 15 ft. 2 in. by 12 ft. 5 in., is well 
lighted by three large windows in the front and side 
walls. A large front gable covers the projection of the 
dining room located at the left and connected with the 
living room by a large plastered arch opening. 

The kitchen is sure to make friends among house- 
wives for it has a compact practical arrangement for 
range, table, refrigerator, sink and cabinets. Cross 
ventilation is another feature which will be appreciated. 




Two well balanced bedrooms with large closets, and with bath- 
room between, make up the balance of the first floor plan. A small 
hall gives the necessary privacy to this part of the house and con- 
tains a closet for linen. 

For slight additional cost we can furnish attic stairway with 
entrance from dining room. 

The size of the Wilmore home is 38 ft. wide and 24 ft. deep and 
can be built on a 45-foot lot. Height of ceilings 8 ft. 3 in. with 7- 
ft. basement planned to be excavated under the entire building 
and to contain furnace, laundry, fruit and fuel storage and plenty 
of space for recreation room, if desired. 

Fill out the blank you will find in the back of this book for 
complete delivered price, copy of architectural perspective and 
floor plan, together with outline of specifications. 




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THE HOMECREST . . 



SIX ROOMS, BATH, RECREATION ROOM AND GARAGE 




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MODERN HOME 

No. 3398 

NOT ALREADY CUT 



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THE premise that the investment in a house 
should only increase when warranted by the 
growing needs of the family suggested this attractive 
plan. While the photographs and floor plans show the 
home built complete, it lends itself admirably to the 
"House that Grows" idea. 

The exterior is true Colonial and is finished with 
clear bevel siding, painted white, with slat type window 
shutters painted a contrasting dark color. Each per- 
spective is equally attractive on account of the broken 
lines of the main building, garage unit and porch, also 
well balanced window arrangement. 



THE FLOOR PLAN 

The main feature of the floor plan is the "stepped u£" four 
level arrangement. In order to give the largest livable area at the 
lowest cost, the foundation is planned with a minimum excava- 
tion. On the first floor plan shown below the space indicated for 
playroom, utility room and fuel storage, is the excavated portion. 
Study the cross section drawing shown on opposite page. 

Approaching the main entrance you enter the vestibule 
with closet for outer wraps. On this level you find large living 
room, dining room and kitchen. Only half the usual number of 
steps are required to go from the back hall to the basement. You 
will always find it convenient to go from the kitchen to front 
door without going through the dining room. The kitchen is an 
ideal work center with a handy place for all equipment. 





FIRST FLOOR AND BASEMENT PLAN 



SECOND FLOOR PLAN 

Note that the garage, though separated, has the appearance o( 
being a part of the main building. 

Straight steep stairs are hard to climb so we know you will 
appreciate the idea of reaching the second floor level with only 
six risers. Wrought iron rail adds to the appearance of the stair 
detail. The second floor level contains two good bedrooms and 
bath. The third bedroom located over the living room is reached 
with another "half flight" of stairs. 

If you want to pay as you build and need, you can have a 
complete attractive home of five rooms only, leaving the porch, 
garage wing and third bedroom to be finished at a later date. 

Let us send you complete details and delivered prices on all 
materials for this most unusual plan. 



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THE JEFFERSON A . 

a EIGHT ROOMS AND TWO BATHS 










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HPHE "JEFFERSON" is designed along the same lines as 
^ historic Mount Vernon, and is a true example of Southern 
Colonial architecture — the same type that has endured in many 
instances for generation after generation. The Southern Colonial type 
has held its share of popularity from the beginning. Exterior walls of 
white-painted brick provide a substantial appearance and form a 
pleasing background for the dark green shutters and roof. 

THE FLOOR PLAN 

Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Room and useful, attractive Sun 
Room all open off the center hall on the first floor. Note the two 
convenient closets off the vestibule, for outer wraps. 

Second floor plan contains hall, four large roomy bedrooms and two 
baths. This roomy home boasts a total of eleven closets. 

Fill out the Information Blank and we will send you complete de- 
livered price, photographic architectural elevations and floor plans, 
also outline of specifications. 

WHAT OUR PRICE INCLUDES 

At the base price quoted, we will furnish all materials needed to 
build this home, (except brick and masonry) consisting of lumber, lath, 
roof shingles, building paper, millwork and 6-Panel Doors, Colonial 
Back Band trim, Kitchen Cabinets, Linoleum for Kitchen, Bath and 
Lavatory, Oak flooring in remainder of rooms, Elgin Manhattan hard- 
ware, enamel for interior trim, varnish for doors and floors, sheet 
metal and outside paint materials. 



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No. 3349 
NOT ALREADY CUT 



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THE MARION . > 

a FIVE ROOMS AND BATH 

THIS story and a half bungalow type design con- 
tains everything to be desired in a small home. 
Exterior attractiveness and practical interior arrange- 
ment at a very low cost. Note the graceful way the main 
roof curves down over the large front porch. At a small 
additional cost, the porch can be screened in for sum- 
mer. The exterior walls as shown, are planned to be 
covered with clear bevel siding, but the Marion will 
look equally as attractive with shingles stained, or 
painted a light color. 

The first floor plan contains a large living room and 
kitchen. The location of the fireplace in the center of 
the house enables the kitchen flue to be carried in the 
same chimney. Combination grade and cellar entrance 
is located under the main stairs. 



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MODERN HOME 
No. 13333 



ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



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FIRST FLOOR PLAN 




SECOND FLOOR PLAN 



The kitchen is planned for a convenient step saving 
arrangement of sink, range, refrigerator, work table 
and cabinets which are furnished as an option. 

The semi open stairway leads to second floor hall 
which connects the two bedrooms and bath. The plans 
are well engineered so you can install our modern 
plumbing fixtures as illustrated on pages 12-13 by Spe- 
cification 21 A or 22B. An attractive Venetian mirrored 
medicine case is included to be placed over the lavatory. 
Each closet is equipped with shelf and clothes 
pole. 

This "Honor Bilt" home is 22 feet wide and 
24 feet deep with 22x8 foot porch and can be 
built on a 30-foot lot. The first floor ceilings 
are 8 ft. 3 in. high and the second floor 8 feet. 
The basement is planned for a full excava- 
tion, providing space for furnace, laundry, 
fuel and fruit storage and future recreation 
room. f . 

A large planograph copy of the original architec- 
tural drawing will be sent to you free on request. 
What Our Price Includes: At the base 
price quoted, we will furnish this five room 
and bath home consisting of lumber, lath, mill- 
work, flooring, shingles, building paper, hard- 
ware, metal and painting materials according 
to specifications shown on pages 8-9- 10-11. See 
enclosed price list for base price and options. 




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THE CRAFTON A 4 

a FOUR, FIVE ANDSIX ROOMS WITH BATH 



No. 331 8A 

ALREADY CUT 
AND FITTED 



No. 331 8C 

ALREADY CUT 
AND FITTED 



No. 331 8D 

ALREADY CUT 
AND FITTED 



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|UST before this catalog went to press, we 
counted the number of home builders 'who 
have been made happy by building one of these attrac- 
tive low cost American type bungalows. When over a 
thousand vote these plans their choice, there can be 
only one answer— they meet the requirements where 
tour, ( rive or six rooms are needed, at a minimum cost. 
No gingerbread '—just attractive, livable space. 

You have your choice of three plans. No. 3318A 
size 22 ft wide by 30 ft. deep contains four rooms and 
bath Plan No. 3318C size 24 ft. by 34 ft. 6 in. con- 
tains five rooms and bath, and plan No. 3318D size 
zo it. by 38 ft. contains six rooms and bath. All rooms 
well proportioned with good wall space and plenty 
or large windows. 



Each plan has a large porch with baluster railing. 
The exterior walls are planned to be covered with 
No. 1 24-inch Cedar shingles, finished with one dip 
coat and one brush coat of super quality shingle stain. 

1 he base price includes all necessary material ac- 
cording to specifications, plans and instructions for 
erection, to complete this home. All framing material 
cut to fit, reducing cost. 

Fill out attached form for complete delivered price 
and details about optional equipment. 

PLAN No. 331 8X 

Plan No. 3318X is the same as No. 3318D, but roof is raised 
and attic stairs are furnished over cellar stairs. This will make 
ideal storage. Write for details about this plan. 




FLOOR PLAN 331 8 A 




FLOOR PLAN 331 8C 
Sears, Roebuck and Co 




FLOOR PLAN 331 8D 

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THE SALEM.. 

* FOUR ROOMS, BATH AND FRONT PORCH 

' AST year we started to receive requests from 
^ all parts of the country for attractive low 
cost homes. High rents and the additional cost of living 
in the city created a desire on the part of many Amer- 
ican families to own a small home in some attractive 
suburban area. The requirements were for an inex- 
pensive home, yet one which would be livable with 
comfortable size rooms, modern equipment and 
architecturally correct. 

This attractive four-room Colonial home, the Salem, 
received immediate consideration from many prospec- 




MODERN HOME 

No. 13377X 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



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FOUNDATION PLAN 



FLOOR PLAN 



tive home builders. We know it will be a credit to your 
family and neighborhood. 

The exterior walls are planned to be covered with 
clear bevel siding finished with three coats of Sears 
Master Mixed paint. We suggest white or cream color 
to have house show to best advantage Good window 
arrangement, broken roof lines and well balanced 
porch are other noteworthy details of the exterior. 



THE FLOOR PLAN 

From the front porch, you enter the living room, 
size 15 feet wide by 1 1 feet deep. The left portion of the 
plan is devoted to the two bedrooms and bath. The 
connecting hall gives them the necessary privacy and 
contains a large linen closet. Each bedroom has a good 
closet and two windows with cross ventilation. 

Note the kitchen is sufficiently large to accommodate 
a drop leaf table and four chairs, also plenty of space 
for range, work table, sink and cabinets. Rear entrance 
is provided by combination grade and cellar stairs, 
with platform to accommodate refrigerator. 

The basement has a ceiling height of 7 feet and is 
planned to be excavated under living room and kitchen 
portion only, providing plenty of space for furnace, 
fuel and laundry. This saves considerable on the cost 
of the foundation. 

WHAT OUR PRICE INCLUDES 

Our base price includes all materials needed to build 
this four-room-and-bath home, consisting of lumber, 
lath, millwork, flooring, shingles, building paper, hard- 
ware, metal and painting materials; complete detailed, 
plans and instructions for erection. 

Study the complete specifications on pages 8, 9, 10 
and 11, and the many options on first quality heating, 
lighting and plumbing. 

We do not hesitate to recommend "Honor Bilt construction 
and materials, for they have been given the right thought to make 
your home a success. , 

Let our home planning experts with years of experience guide 
your home building program. 




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Modem Homes Division 



THE MILFORD A A 



a FIVE ROOMS AND BATH WITH AND WITHOUT BREAKFAST ALCOVE 







MODERN HOME 

No. 3385 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




SECOND FLOOR PLAN 




FIRST FLOOR PLAN 



The Milford is another true example of the 
Cape Cod New England home — a home that 
will be a credit to you, your family and your 
neighborhood. It expresses good taste on account 
of its carefully planned architectural details. 

Slat type shutters, clear Red Cedar shingles, 
Colonial entrance and well balanced dormers are 
all simply but carefully handled. 

FLOOR PLANS No. 3385 

From the solid 6-panel front door, we enter the 
central hall containing semi-open stairs and large 
closet for outer wraps. Elimination of waste space 
makes for large practical rooms. The living room 
is 12 ft. 1 in. wide by 21 ft. 1 in. long with good 
window grouping, plenty of wall space and 
attractive fireplace. 

Glance at the floor plan of the kitchen. What 
an ideal work center! Plenty of room for all 
necessary equipment and a dining alcove, which 
is a desirable feature in every home. When the 
children come in the back door, a closet is handy 
for their outer clothes, also large enough for 
broom storage, etc. 

Large light bedrooms on the second floor are 
the envy of every housewife — here you have two 
exceptional rooms, each room being 12 ft. 1 in. 
by 17 ft. 3 in. Plenty of room for twin beds and 
other equipment. Also large closets and a well ar- 
ranged bath. Linen closet and extra storage space 
opens off hall. 

FLOOR PLANS No. 3385A 

Slightly smaller but none the less attractive is 
the plan shown at right. A large living room size 
12 ft. 8 in. by 21 ft. with a large guest closet in the 
rear, and a passage directly to the well arranged 
kitchen, makes this an agreeable feature. A 
central stairway provides access to two well 
lighted bedrooms and bath on the second floor. 
Each of the bedrooms is equipped with unusually 
large closets. The plan is truly charming in its 
pleasing simplicity. 

Sears, Roebuck and Co. 




MODERN HOME 

No. 3385A 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTI 




SECOND FLOOR PLAN 




FIRST FLOOR PLAN 



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THE NEWBURY . A 



a SIX ROOMS, BATH AND LARGE PORCH 




MODERN HOME No. 3397 
ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 

DIGNIFIED in every line and proportion, this aristocratic member 
of the Colonial period has many prototypes in all parts of the 
United States. Some of the original homes built by early settlers along the 
Atlantic seaboard, have stood and served as lovely homes for more than a 
century — testifying to the permanence of design and good construction. 

Inviting indeed, is the large front porch inset under the graceful sweep of 
the main roof. Well proportioned square columns tie it in as a part of the 
main structure. Screened in summer, it forms a most popular place. 

The dormer shown on the front perspective is repeated on the rear and helps to break 
up the otherwise large roof areas. The stone base of the chimney is an unusual and inter- 
esting detail. The front wall under the porch roof is planned to be covered with brick, while 
the balance of the walls are of wide bevel siding which we suggest painting white or cream. 




SECOND FLOOR PLAN 
If second bathroom is needed, it will 
work out nicely in alcove and closet 
space. 




FIRST FLOOR PLAN 



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THE FLOOR PLANS 

On each side of the six panel Colonial front, door glazed sidelights 
furnish brightness and necessary light to the central hall where you also 
have a convenient closet for wraps. Every home builder will enjoy 
planning and furnishing the large living room with open fireplace. The 
rear porch is accessible from both dining room and kitchen and gives 
the necessary protection. The kitchen is a real efficient work center with 
good light and wall space for all necessary equipment. Cellar stairs and 
broom closet are located under the main stairs. 

The wide enclosed stairway leads to upstairs hall which connects 
the three bedrooms and bath. The Master bedroom is above the aver- 
age size with dressing alcove, two closets and three exposures. No waste 
space in this home. Every foot is used to the best -ad vantage. The loca- 
tion of the bath enables all plumbing fixtures to "plumb in" in one 

The plan is 32 ft. wide and 30 ft. 4 in. deep and will look attractive 
on a lot 50 feet wide. 

Modern Homes Division 



THE LYNNHAVEN A A 

a SIX ROOMS, BATH AND LAVATORY 

WHAT picturesque possibilities can be hidden behind a few 
brick, stone, sacks of cement, a pile of lumber and millwork. 
It all depends on how much thought is given to the design, but the result 
desired, is a home with an attractive exterior and a conveniently arranged 
interior. All "Honor Bilt" homes are thoroughly tested to be sure that 
they are architecturally correct and economical, also durable and con- 
venient. 

In presenting the Lynnhaven, we 'feel that we are offering a home which 
will solve a problem for many home builders. The graceful way in which 
the front projection ties itself into the main building and the attractive 
entrance makes this home one that will be admired by many. 

The exterior walls are planned to be covered with our Royal Red Cedar 
24-inch shingles, laid with wide exposure and to be finished with one dip 
coat and one brush coat of Super grade shingle stain, color for which we 
suggest tight gray. 

' THE FLOOR PLAN 

Upon entering the house, you are immediately impressed with the con- 
venience you find. The reception hall contains the semi-open stairs and a 
large closet for outer wraps. The lavatory or powder room will be appre- 
ciated by every housewife. Balance 



MODERN HOME 
No. 3309 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




SECOND 
FLOOR PLAN 




of the first floor is devoted to dining room, living room, breakfast alcove and 
kitchen. All the rooms are well proportioned, have good wall space and 
plenty of windows. 

The kitchen is ideal and will accommodate four cabinet units, breakfast 
alcove for built-in equipment and a large china case. 

On the second floor the inside hall connects the bathroom and three bedrooms. 
The two bedrooms on the right of the plan are above the average size, being 15 ft. 1 in. 
by 11 ft. 11 in. and 15 ft. 1 in. by 10 ft. 11 in. Four good size closets give plenty of storage 
space. 

Basement has full excavation and is planned for laundry, fuel room, heating plant 
and storage. Height, 7 feet. First floor, 8 ft. 6 in. Second floor, 8 ft. The measurements 
are 30 ft. by 26 ft. and will fit on a 50 ft. lot. 

The specifications for this home include linoleum for kitchen and bathroom 
floors. Balance of floors, Clear Oak; back band trim, one-panel doors, Elgin Manhattan 
hardware and four kitchen cabinets; enamel finish kitchen and bath. 



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THE OXFORD . . 

a FOUR ROOMS AND BATH 





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MODERN HOME No. 13393C 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 

OR many years the bungalow type home has been 

— popular in all parts of this country. Successful de- 

gns with Colonial, English or Spanish character are to be found 

most restricted areas. The Oxford house (illustrated above) is 

modern adaptation of English architecture and is meeting with 

Ce *>s among home builders where convenience and beauty are 

Wan ted at a low cost. 



SAME FLOOR PLAN 
FOR ALL THREE HOMES 

The exterior walls are planned to be covered with 24-inch Royal 
Red Cedar Shingles, one dip coat and one brush coat of Super 
quality shingle stain for finish. The treatment of the front gable 
with half timber and stucco relieves any suggestion of plainness. 

The same floor plan applies to the Oxford, and the two Brent- 
wood Homes consisting of four well arranged rooms, living room, 
kitchen, two bedrooms and bath. Every inch of space is used to 
the best advantage. The designer even provided a handy place 
for your brooms at the top of the cellar stairs. 



THE BRENTWOOD 

a FOUR ROOMS AND BATH 




MODERN HOME No. I3394C 
ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 

THE BRENTWOOD No. 13394C (illustrated at 
left) is planned with clear bevel siding for ex- 
terior walls. The attractive plan shown here was recently 
illustrated by a large national magazine as an ideal low cost 
home. The floor plan is the same as The Oxford shown 
above, The three closets, linen and broom storage are 
located where they can be used to best advantage. 

Our famous labor saving method of furnishing all framing 
material cut to fit, enables considerable work to be done by 
the owner if desired. Our low cash prices and quantity 
buying have made it possible for thousands of home 
builders to save money by this method. 

Great savings due to our ready cut method of construc- 
tion have been proven many times. Read carefully the 
"Honor-Bilt" specifications on pages 8 to 11. 



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MODERN HOME No. I3394D 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 

THE BRENTWOOD No. 13394D (illustrated at right) is 
planned with wide shingles for exterior. The floor plan for 
attractive little home is the same as the Oxford and Brentwood 
above. 

j ^ l *_three of these homes can be built on a 30 foot lot. Height of ceil- 
fo §S f ^ eet ^ inches. Cellar stairs lead to full basement providing space 

urnace, fuel, fruit storage and laundry. 
to V^ t"e base price quoted we will guarantee to furnish all the material 
w u* these beautiful little homes, consisting of lumber, lath, mill- 
k > flooring, shingles, building paper, hardware, metal and painting 
ei "ials; complete plans and instructions for erection. 




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THE MITCHELL . . 

a FIVE ROOMS AND BATH 




THE MITCHELL is an English type bungalow, so modified as 
to meet American requirements for modern exterior design and 
convenient arrangement of interior. Its attractive exterior features a high 
pitched roof, casement sash, batten doors and shutters and general rustic 
appearance. 

THE EXTERIOR 

The cut-up roof with its many gables and carefully designed and well placed windows 
give a pleasing appearance from every angle. At first glance, the roof might appear 
difficult to erect, but with our perfected ready-cut method of construction, every rafter is 
cut to exact length, with the correct miter, so that it will fit as intended. 

Next in importance is the prominent fireplace chimney, made of brick, with insets of 
stone that give it an appearance that is at once charming and substantial. The arched 
top front entrance and shingled side walls are other features that contribute to the cozy, 
homelike atmosphere. 

The door at front is a batten type design with ornamental wrought iron strap hinges. 
A hospitable note is added by the wrought iron antique type lantern that hangs just 
above the top of the door. 

THE INTERIOR 

The Vestibule, The front door opens into a vestibule, at the right of which is a roomy 
closet convenient for placing outer wraps. (See diagram at right). This closet is lighted 
by a small casement sash. The opening between vestibule and living room is planned for 
a circle head plastered arch, the design of which is in keeping with the same type of 
opening between living room and dining room, also the two recesses in the left wall which 
form the built-in bookcases. 

The Living Room is size 13 feet 3 inches by 17 feet 2 inches, and is very well lighted by 
triple sash windows in the side wall. The plastered cove, cornice and carefully designed 
fireplace complete the outstanding features of this well-planned room. 

The Dining Room is size 12 feet 2 inches by 11 feet 2 inches, and is well lighted by triple 
windows in the side wall. 

The Kitchen. A double-acting door is used in the opening between dining room and 
kitchen. Along the right wall, next to the cellar stairs, you will find a convenient place 
for the range and work table. The opposite wall has space for the kitchen cabinets and 
kitchen sink. A mullion window placed high above the kitchen sink and a single window 
in the rear wall assures plenty of light for this room. 

The Rear Entrance leads into a small hall, which also forms a convenient platform for 
the refrigerator and an entrance to the cellar. 

The Bedroom, Bath and Closets are located on the right of the plan, the entrance to 
which is from the dining room through a small hall, which gives them the necessary 
privacy. Each bedroom has an exceptionally large closet and is well lighted. A good 
size linen closet is also designed to open off the hall. 

Sears, Roebuck and Co. 



MODERN HOME 
No. 3263 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




FLOOR PLAN 
Can be built on a lot 35 feet wide 

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THE WILLARD 



a FIVE ROOMS AND BATH 



ran] 



HE Willard is a two-story English cottage type of home and is 
-^ a remarkable value due to careful planning and saving created 
by our "Honor Bilt" System of construction. This home will make a 
good investment in any community, as the specifications are complete 
in every detail. The exterior has very attractive lines. The projection 
at the front, which forms the vestibule and closet, is very graceful in 
appearance. The exterior walls are covered with clear red cedar 24-inch 
shingles, a very popular wall covering for this type of home. The front 
door is made of clear white pine of V-shape batten design and is decorated 
with a set of ornamental wrought iron hinges. The lantern over the 
front door is of English design. Batten type shutters to match the 
front door design are used with the double windows in the front of the 
dining room on the first floor. 

FLOOR PLANS 

The Living Room is separated from front entrance by the vestibule 
which contains a good size closet for storage of outer wraps, etc. Living 
room is 14 feet 5 inches wide by 17 feet 5 inches deep and contains stair 
entrance to second floor, attractive fireplace which is planned to have a 
combination brick and wood mantel, and three large windows in right 
wall, which assure this room plenty of light. 

Dining Room is 12 feet 5 inches wide by 11 feet 5 inches deep and con- 
nects the living room by the use of a circle head plastered arch which 
matches the front entrance. 

Kitchen is above the average for a home of this size and contains a 
convenient place for everything, with built-in ironing board and two 
kitchen cabinets. 

Two Bedrooms and Bath on the second floor. Two large closets 
and a linen closet located at the end of the hall. 

See pages 12 to 15 for information on Heating, Lighting and Plumbing. 
Fill out information blank for complete price and details. 



MODERN HOME 

No. 3265 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



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SECOND FLOOR PLAN 




FIRST FLOOR PLAN 





WKen it is your own home, 
mowing the lawn is a plea- 
sure instead of work. 



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THE DOVER 4 A 

a SIX ROOMS, BATH AND LAVATORY 



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THERE is a certain warmth and "hominess" about a wooden 
house — a readiness to receive the stamp of its owner's personality 
and an ability to adapt itself to its environment. It answers the needs of 
well-to-do or modest builder and holds its own in town or country. 

The Dover is an Americanized English type Colonial story and a half 
cottage with a convenient floor plan. The massive chimney helps to 
"tie in" the front gable and the cowled roof lines help to give a compact 
appearance. The exterior walls are planned for clear bevel siding but will 
look equally attractive if shingles are used. In either case, we suggest 
light colors of paint or stain, in contrast to dark shutters, chimney and 
weathered roof. 

The shutters on the front windows are batten type, to match the batten 
type circle head front door. 

Our home building service will furnish every detail to help you have 
a home as attractive as the Dover. We guarantee quality and quantity, and 
our ready cut system of construction conserves your building dollars. 



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MODERN HOME 

No. 3262 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



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FIRST FLOOR 
PLAN 




SECOND FLOOR PLAN 



THE FLOOR PLANS 

From the terrace, the front door opens into a vestibule which has 
a large coat closet for outer wraps. Handy for your guests. The living 
room and dining room extend across the entire front of the house and 
are connected with a plaster arch, also used from living room to ves- 
tibule and hall. Plenty of windows assure bright cheerful rooms and 
a pleasant outlook. 

Most every family can use a first floor bedroom— if not for the family, 
a guest likes a little privacy from the Master bedrooms. Many have 
converted this room into a combination library and den and still have 
a "spare" bedroom available by putting a "rollaway" bed in the closet. 
Note that the semi-open stairs also open into the kitchen — a step- 
saving convenience. The kitchen will accommodate cabinets quoted 
in options. The second floor contains two large bedrooms and the 
bath is above the average size. Linen storage and good closets. Fill out 
blank for complete delivered price. 



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THE CAPE COD 4 . 

a FOUR AND FIVE ROOMS WITH BATH 




MODERN HOME 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 
No, 13354A No. 13354B 




FLOOR PLAN No. 1 3354B 



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THESE small homes rely on simplicity and good taste 
combined with a direct and careful planning to lift 
them above the ordinary type of home. There is a certain soft- 
ness and lasting character in this New England type which can 
be definitely expressed in both large and small homes. White 
walls and chimney with dark shutters and roof for contrast is 
the most popular exterior color scheme. 

FLOOR PLAN No.13354A 

The size of this plan is 30 feet in width and 22 feet deep and 
contains four well balanced rooms. Living room and kitchen 
are located on the front of the plan with two bedrooms and 
bath at the back. The kitchen is planned for all necessary 
equipment — sink, cabinets, table, etc. The combination grade 
and cellar stairs form the rear entrance and lead to the base- 
ment which is planned for a full excavation, to be used for 
heater, fuel, fruit storage and laundry. 

The Cape Cod "B" plan is laid out for five rooms consisting 
of living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bath. 
Extra closet in the hall and linen closet in the bath in addition 
to regular bedroom storage, A simple plan, yet architecturally 
correct and well arranged. We recommend the plan to all who 
are in need of a five room home. 

You pay less for materials and equipment because Sears own 
and operate most of their own factories and sell direct to you 
at low prices. You also save on construction cost because much 
of the material is quickly and economically cut by special ma- 
chinery in our factories before being shipped to you. 

Our base price includes allmaterial, consisting of lumber, 
lath, millwork, flooring, shingles, building paper, hardware, 
metal and painting materials, according to specifications. See 
price list for options on heating, lighting, plumbing. 

Tell us what kind of heating, lighting and plumbing you 
prefer and we will quote you complete delivered price — so one 
order brings you everything. 

Moc/ern Homes Division 






THE LORAIN . A 

a SIX ROOMS AND BATH 

FROM the modern woman's point of view, it is almost impossible 
to over emphasize the importance and convenience of having a 
first floor bedroom. It not only comes in handy for guests, but can be 
furnished to also act as a den or library. 

At first glance, few would suppose that this charming Colonial house 
contained six large, well balanced rooms. You usually view the front en- 
trance first and last and your impression of this should be good as it is well 
balanced with the rest of the exterior features — shutters on front windows 
— Colonial siding and circle head dormer. All exterior siding, moldings 
and trim of clear lumber and all protected with three coats of our fam- 
ous Master-Mixed paint. 

THE FLOOR PLANS 

The right side of the first floor plan contains the living room and dining 
room, connected with wide plaster arch giving the appearance of one large 
room, size 1 1 feet 2 in? wide by 29 feet long. The hall which also contains 
the encased stair to the second floor connects the bedroom, bath and 
kitchen. You will find plenty of wall space for equipment and kitchen 
cabinets (furnished at option price) as well as cross ventilation. Refrig- 
eration space is planned under wall cabinet unit next to entrance of grade 
and cellar stairs. 




FIRST FLOOR PLAN 




SECOND FLOOR PLAN 

A "split roof" type dormer with two windows, gives the necessary head room 
and light to the upstairs hall, opening from which you will find two large bed- 
rooms and closets. 

Select your garage from designs shown on pages 62 and 63. 

This "Honor Bilt" home is 24 feet wide and 30 feet deep and can be built 
on a lot 30 feet wide. * 

Fill out Blank you will find in the back of this book for complete delivered price. 



SECOND 
FLOOR 
PLAN 




Sears, Roebuck and Co 



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THE CONCORD . . 



a FIVE ROOMS, BATH, RECREATION ROOM AND FUTURE BEDROOM 




MODERN HOME No. 3379 
ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 

THE CONCORD is a true American Cape Cod home. Its beautiful 
exterior and practical floor plan have made it one of America's most 
popular low-priced homes. The Concord, as offered by Sears, employs a new 
principle in construction which is a big money saver. 

The Plan has four levels. The basement which is just a few feet below grade, 
requires only a minimum excavation, being confined to the left wing only, but 
sufficiently large to provide recreation room, laundry and heater room. The 
recreation room can be converted into an attached garage if desired. (See the 
garage entrance of the Homestead on opposite page.) 

The regular floor level, which is only six steps up from the basement, contains 
a living room size 19 feet 7 inches by 11 feet 5 inches and dining room size 11 
feet inches by 1 1 feet 5 inches with a spacious closet. A well arranged kitchen 
is also on this level. A small hall forms the entrance to the basement level 
and gives additional storage. 

A short flight of open stairs with wrought iron rail brings you to the second 
floor containing two bedrooms, bath, three closets and linen storage. You will 
note on the topmost level that it is possible to have a third bedroom in the space 
over the living room. 

These two houses are good examples of careful planning and how you can 
secure seven-room efficiency in the space ordinarily devoted to five rooms. 

The quantity and quality of all the materials and equipment for these homes 
are fully guaranteed by Sears. 

See pages 4 and 5 for details on ready cut features. 

See pages 12 to 15 for information on heating, lighting and plumbing. 

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SECOND FLOOR PLAN 



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MODERN HOME No. 3382 
NOT ALREADY CUT 

''HE AUBURN Modern Home is another good example of what 
proper design will accomplish in the way of large convenient rooms 
in a small area. 

The floor plans of the Auburn are the same as the* Concord shown above. 
There is one more closet and a large vestibule formed by the unique front en- 
trance of the Auburn's English architecture. 

The exterior walls are treated with a number of different finishes. The front 
wall under the overhanging gable has perpendicular siding, the vestibule, stucco 
and half timber, balance of the house, 24-inch shingles. 




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THE HOMESTEAD. A 



a FIVE ROOMS, BATH, GARAGE AND FUTURE BEDROOM 




MODERN HOME No. 3376 
ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 

|F All Nature's gifts to man, none is more priceless and 
essential to his health, happiness and comfort than 
that so lavishly bestowed by the lordly monarchs of our primeval 
forests. Would your home, whether castle or cottage, pretentious 
or plain, be a real home if there were no "gift of trees" to give it an 
atmosphere of sincere welcome, warmth and hospitality? 

Homes of wood can be reclaimed and refinished not only to their original 
beauty — but changes and additions can be made much easier than with any 
other material. 

Low Cost Enclosed Space. It is not a problem to design and build an attractive 
livable home when the amount of money you have to spend is unlimited — but 
it is different when you have to keep within a "Low Cost" budget. To be suc- 
cessful you have to plan carefully to eliminate all waste space and material. 

This beautiful Colonial Cottage with outside walls of clear bevel siding is 
certainly deserving of the name "Homestead." 

FLOOR PLANS 

After studying the floor plans shown on this page and the cross section on the 
opposite page, you will note that you have three and a future fourth level. An 
attached garage and utility room are provided in the left portion of the plan. 
This space requires only a minimum excavation — about three feet below grade. 
If you plan on using a detached garage, you can have a larger basement. 

The regular first floor level which you enter from the front porch contains 
living room, dining room, and kitchen. Everyone likes second floor privacy 
for bedrooms, but objects to climbing a lot of stairs. Here you reach the two 
bedrooms and bath with a half flight of open stairs with wrought iron railing 
opening out of the living room. 

You will also note that a large third bedroom can be furnished at some future 
time in the space over the living room. 

Send for complete details of this successful small home. 



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THE CHESTER 

MODERN HOME No. 3380 
ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 

The floor plans of the Chester are practically the same as the Homestead, above, 
except that a convenient vestibule with coat closet replaces the front porch. 

Exterior walls, except front vestibule, are 24-inch clear Royal shingles finished 
with one dip coat and one brush coat of Super shingle stain. 

We guarantee to furnish all the material to build these beautiful homes con- 
sisting of lumber, lath, millwork, flooring, shingles, building paper, hardware, 
sheet metal and painting materials; complete plans and instructions for erection. 

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THE NORWICH . A 



a SEVEN ROOMS, BATH, LAVATORY AND ATTACHED GARAGE 





THIS attractive home is the answer to many 
requests for a compact Colonial type with 
attached garage. This picturesque home makes an 
instant appeal to all who see it. The architect has 
ingeniously utilized every bit of available space to 
provide seven rooms, bath, lavatory and two-car 
garage of ample proportions and at low cost. 

The exterior walls are planned to be covered with 
wide siding, which when painted white or ivory, 
forms a pleasing background for dark colored shut- 
ters and roof. 

The Hooded front entrance is well proportioned 
and gives protection to the front door. 

THE FLOOR PLANS 

The first floor plan contains living room, dining 
room, kitchen, pantry, lavatory and a second living 
room which is suitable for den or library. Note the 
attractive porch opening out of the living room. 

The second floor plan has three large bedrooms, 
seven closets, bath and stair hall. Plenty of large 
windows and good wall space are noticeable. 

At the base price quoted we will furnish all 
materials needed to build this house, consisting of 
lumber, lath, roof shingles, wide bevel siding, 
building paper, millwork and 6-panel doors, Colo- 
nial back band trim, pine panelling in library, 
Linoleum for kitchen, bath and lavatory, oak floors 
in remaining rooms, Elgin Manhattan hardware, en- 
amel for interior trim, varnish for doors and floors, 
sheet metal and outside paint materials. 

You can make your own selection of heating, 
lighting fixtures and plumbing. Study pages 12 to 15 
and fill in blank for complete delivered price. 




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'ITH its Colonial front doorway, iron railed stoop and varied 
wall covering, this home is an attractive realization of these 
factors which are favored in better suburban and city home developments 
today. Some home builders prefer these homes of brick, others of siding. 
The Amherst is a good example of satisfactory results achieved by using both 
materials. The brickwork at the corners of the front wall is built out to 
form pilasters against which the frame projection of the second story 
finishes. The rear wall is treated full height with brick, while both gables 
have wide bevel siding (brick not included in price). 

THE FLOOR PLANS 

Not only does the exterior conform to extensively popular taste but the 
floor plan too, is a splendid conception of practical arrangement. Note 
the nice balance of the first floor rooms as well as a direct passage from 
front hall through to kitchen. Soap and water close by in the lavatory 
when you finish the weekly clean-up of basement or yard. 

That quiet corner where you can balance the family budget or get the 
"meat" from your favorite book, will be found in the library space at rear 
of the living room. The size of the kitchen might indicate a crowded condi- 
tion but plenty of space has been designed for all equipment and it really 
is a step-saving, efficient work center. 

Each bedroom has two or more windows located to provide cross ventila- 
tion. Closets are above the average in size and an extra closet for linen 
storage is located in the hall next to the bath. 

The overall dimensions are 29 feet 6 inches wide by 27 feet 4 inches deep 
and can be built on a 40-foot lot. 

At the base price quoted, we guarantee to furnish complete materials 
according to specifications. Fill out blank and let's start your home 
project today. 




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THE HILLSBORO . . 

a SIX ROOMS, BATH AND GARAGE 




THE exterior walls of this most attractive home are planned to be 
finished with old English or Tavern face brick. We suggest colors 
ranging from light reds and browns to dark blues and a few blacks. Lots 
of color and a little careless touch to the stone work, shutters and wrought 
iron rail will give the right feeling. Warm shades of cream and brown in 
the stone will be helpful. 

The floor plan is a dream. From the front terrace, we pass through a 
batten type front door equipped with ornamental wrought iron hinges 

and hardware. The hall gives a fine 
impression. A semi-open stair leading 
to the second floor has iron railing 
and balusters and small iron grill, 
opening from the stair landing into the 
living room. Note the connecting pas- 
sage from kitchen to front hall and 
convenient lavatory for the children 
to "wash up." 

- m The living room and dining 

room are large, well lighted and 
offer good wall space and many 
interesting details. The kitchen 



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No. 3308 

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is an ideal work center — a place for everything. 

The successful designing of the garage as part of the main build- 
ing is desired by every home owner but it seldom works out as suc- 
cessfully as in this plan. 

The second floor has two very large bedrooms, studio and bath, 
all with good head room. Specifications include linoleum, enamel 
for kitchen and bath, oak floors, back band trim, 1-panel doors, 
Elgin Manhattan hardware and cabinets. 



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a FIVE OR SIX ROOMS AND BATH 





MODERN HOME 

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THE Winona bungalow is a popu- 
lar American cottage type home. 
Broken roof lines, wide overhanging eaves 
supported with brackets, and full front J 
porch gives it a pleasing appearance from 
either perspective. The outside walls are 
planned to be covered with bevel siding 
which we suggest painting white, light 
gray or ivory. The best grade of material 
and carefully prepared plans are needed 
for you to reproduce this home. They are 
included in our low cash price. 



FLOOR PLAN No. 12010A 




FLOOR PLAN No. 1201 OB 



Plan No. 120 10 A. The vestibule contains a handy 
closet for outer wraps. The left side of the plan is 
devoted to living room (size, 12 ft. 5 in. by 12 ft. 11 in.), 
dining room and kitchen. The kitchen windows are 
placed high enough from the floor so sink or table 
will fit underneath. A plastered arch in the right wall 
of the dining room leads to small hall which connects 
the two bedrooms and bath. 

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Fill out blank with the type of heating, lighting 
and plumbing you desire us to include for your 
complete home. Size 24 ft. by 36 ft. 



Plan No. 12010B. This practical planis 24 ft. wide 
and 40 ft. in depth and contains six rooms. Living 
room and dining room with connecting arch have the 
appearance of one large room, size 12 ft. 5 in. wide and 
over 26 feet long. Note stairs over cellar stairway, 
leading to large storage space in the attic. The grade 
platform is constructed to provide refrigerator space. 

The right side of the plan is laid out for three bed- 
rooms, each with closet. The bath is planned to 
accommodate fixtures according to Specification No. 
21 A or 22B with Venetian mirrored medicine case 
over the lavatory. 



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THE COLLING WOOD 

A FIVE ROOMS AND BATH 





MODERN HOME 

No. 3280 

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HERE is an unusual bungalow, well suited for modern living con- 
ditions. The exterior is very practical and finds much favor on 
account of its simplicity. The lines of the hip roof are broken by the dormer 
on the front and bay projection over the dining room at the side. Living 
out of doors, as most of us do in summer, the front porch will be appre- 
ciated. The windows are very well designed and attractively arranged. 

The Living Room. From the front porch we enter the living room, 
which is 12 ft. 9 in. wide by 18 ft. 5 in. deep. Note the convenient and at- 
tractively designed fireplace in the left wall, on each side of which is a 
window, and the triple window in the front wall. 

The Dining Room. The dining room is located next to the living room 
and is lighted by two large windows contained in the bay projection. 

The Kitchen. From the dining room we pass into the kitchen where 
considerable thought has been given to the placing of many built-in feat- 
ures and practical arrangement of other equipment. The kitchen sink is 
located underneath the double window on the left wall, on each side of 
which suitable kitchen cabinets are furnished at option prices. A place 
for brooms, mops, etc., is formed by the closet opening off the right wall. 
The built-in breakfast alcove occupies the space at the rear. Table and 
seats for this furnished at option price. 

Bedrooms. A plastered arch is used in the opening between the dining 
room and hall which connects the two bedrooms and bath. 

WHAT OUR PRICE INCLUDES 

At the base price quoted, we guarantee to furnish all material consisting 
of lumber, lath, millwork, flooring, shingles, building' paper, hardware, 
metal and painting materials according to specifications. See attached 
price list for base price and options. 

Modern Homes Division 



THE BELFAST 



a SIX ROOMS AND BATH 




MODERN HOME 

No. 3367-A 

NOT ALREADY CUT 



SECOND FLOOR PLAN 



THE Belfast, reminiscent o{ the beautiful Colonial architecture 
so popular among the home builders of the early United States 
reflects that good cheer and gracious dignity which made their hospi- 
tality famous. There is economy in its simplicity and cozy comfort 
within its well-built walls. 

Each exterior detail has been studied for best results. The Colonial 
front entrance is a replica of the design which stands so invitingly on ' 
the entrance to the Perkins House, built at Costine, Maine in 1769. 

The exterior, walls up to the eaves, are planned to be covered with 
clear bevel siding to receive three coats of Master-Mixed paint. The 
gables are of flush type siding. Dark brown or blue-green on the sta- 
tionary slat shutters gives a pleasing contrast to the light walls. 

If you decide to place on narrow city lot, the side porch can be changed 
to the back with opening from the dining room. 

The living room and dining room at the right of the plan are designed 
to give the appearance of one large room. Careful planning on the 
left side results m comfortable hall with semi-open stairs, service passage 
grade entrance, lavatory and well arranged kitchen. 

Upstairs you find three good corner bedrooms, four closets and bath. 
Not much chance for improvement. 

Study pages 8, 9, 10 and 1 1 for complete specifications of all materials 
included in above low cash price. 

Complete information on heating, lighting and plumbing on pages 
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ICXCLUSIVENESS of design, dignity and refinement are expressed 

JLv m this attractive Dutch Colonial home. Of a totally different 

character from the Colonial work done in other parts of the United States 

was the architecture of the Dutch settlers in the neighborhood of New 

Deserved frni, l^^J alscMnany of which have fortunately been 

lerZf.r f£ ly d T ° f ^ ? emers in Flatbush and Flushing- 

were of a type very different from the formal houses built by the Colonial 
settlers of bnghsh descent. 

The architecture of Holland has always been famous for its picturesque 
quahty-and blood tells," in art as well as in manner. Today this type 
of home is very popular. Its shape lends itself remarkably well to pic- 
turesque treatment in carrying the lines down to the ground. With the 
Chatham, careful thought has been given to the designing of the front 
vestibule entrance, window shutters and railing over sunroom addition. 

THE FLOOR PLANS 

A central entrance plan is always to be desired. Here you have this 
feature without sacrificing space for large stair hall. The designer who 
worked this plan saw the need of large rooms in a small floor area. 

Ihe Living Rooms. After passing through the vestibule, you turn to 
the left into large living room with exceptional wall space and attractive 
open fireplace. This room in turn opens into a much desired and ever 
popular sunroom. 

Dining Room and Kitchen. In going over the plan you have probably 
noticed the definite separation of the dining room and kitchen from the 
balance of the first floor No trouble to furnish because you have lots 
of wali space and a place for everything. 

We all have to have service men reading meters and making deliveries 
for cellar storage; as well as laundry to hang out on sunny days, so the 
direct entry from rear door is to be desired. 

The Second Floor. Two large bedrooms with a smaller guest room or 
den, four closets and bath are handy from the upstairs hall. 

plans' SIJ T T kS A U re p rod ^ in 8 this home > You must have complete architectural 
auoted 1 3 1? nStructlon , d etails. Th.s necessary service is included in the base price 
quoted on all guaranteed materials. 



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No. 3396 
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a SIX ROOMS AND BATH 

STANDING four square to cheerful sunshine and admitting plenty 
of light in every room on cloudy days, this plan employs every 
inch of floor space advantageously. Here is a design of perfect symmetry 
in the disposition of windows and front doorway, graced by a dignity of 
line and perspective in which you would take constant pride. 

The Exterior Walls are planned of clear bevel siding except second floor 
portion of front wall which is to have flush pattern boards. All exterior 
wood members to receive three coats of Master Mixed paint, we suggest 
a light color in contrast to the dark roof and shutters. 

The Front Entrance. You will be proud to know that this type of 
front entrance graced the homes of some of our famous early settlers. The 
original Richards House, built at Litchfield, Connecticut in 1730 (over 
two hundred years ago and still standing) has details almost identical 
to ones shown on the Newcastle. 

The Floor Plans. This is another very good example of a practical 
"center entrance" design which has worked out nicely without the ex- 
pense of a large center stair hall. The first floor has a large living room, 
dining room and kitchen. Note the suggested location for all kitchen 
equipment leaves plenty of room for drop leaf table and chairs. 

The Second Floor. Three corner rooms with good closets and cross 
ventilation open off the upstairs hall. 

The basement is planned for full excavation to contain laundry, fruit 
storage, heater, fuel and plenty of room for recreation. 

WHAT OUR PRICE INCLUDES 

At the base price quoted, we guarantee to furnish all the material for 
this six-room Colonial home, consisting of lumber, lath, millwork, floor- 
ing, shingles, building paper, hardware, metal and paint materials accord- 
ing to plans and specifications. 

Instructions for erection and complete plans. 

Option prices on attached price list. 

Fill out blank for complete delivered price. 



MODERN HOME 

No. 3402 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




SECOND FLOOR PLAN 



See pages 62 and 63 
for Colonial garages 
to match this home. 




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THE PLYMOUTH A A 

a FIVE ROOMS, BATH AND LARGE PORCH 




THE average American family purchases only one home in a 
lifetime and naturally, is interested in securing the most for 
their building dollars; economy, appearance, high quality materials and 
equipment, backed by a responsible merchandising organization. Our 
modern homes (over 100,000 have been built) are testimonials of our 
ability to serve and help with the building of your new home. The 
specifications and descriptions you find in this catalog are honest state- 
ments regarding good construction and quality materials. 

The Plymouth, typical American five-room bungalow with well pro- 
portioned roof, cottage type windows and large front porch was designed 
for the family of average size. The plan is only 24 feet by 37 feet, but 
careful planning offers the largest rooms possible in the floor area. Also 
the comfort of good arrangement and orderliness of good closets. 

It can be built on a lot from thirty-five to forty feet wide with plenty 
of room for side drive. Pictured as above, with proper trees and shrubs, 
its walls painted white or ivory and dark weathered roof, it surely is a 
home of which any American family of moderate means will be proud. 

THE FLOOR PLAN 

The left side of the plan is devoted to living room, dining room, 
kitchen and combination grade and cellar entrance with platform at 
kitchen door for refrigerator. The bedrooms and bath are connected 
with small hall opening off the dining room, giving necessary privacy. 
Good wall space, large closets and plenty of windows are other features 
which have made this a very popular house. 

WHAT OUR PRICE INCLUDES 

At the base price quoted above, we guarantee to furnish all materials 
according to specifications including lumber, lath, millwork, flooring, 
shingles, building paper, hardware, metal and painting materials accord- 
ing to specifications. See attached price list for heating, lighting, plumb- 
ing and other options. 

Fill out attached Blank for complete delivered price. 

See pages 62 and 63 for your new garage. 



MODERN HOME 

No. 3323 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



One signed order brings you all the 
material to build this beautiful home — 
backed by a Certificate of Guarantee 
as to quality and quantity. 




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THE RIVERSIDE 

a SIX ROOMS AND BATH 




AMERICANIZED English style of architecture is expressed 

-TTL in the lines of this six-room bungalow with exterior walls 

of stained shingles. The front entrance is unusual in design and its 

projection forms the convenient vestibule and clothes closet as well as 

breaking the lines of the front wall. 

The Front Entrance is given a very inviting appearance by the use 
of a circle head batten type door, which is equipped with wrought 
iron ornamental strap hinges. 

Size of this plan is 24 feet wide by 36 feet deep with a 9-foot by 7-foot 
6-inch addition, which forms the grade and cellar entrance. A very 
pleasing appearance can be obtained by using light gray shingle stain 
for the side walls, dark green shutters and ivory paint on the trim and 
windows. 

The Vestibule. The front entrance is through a vestibule, which 
contains a convenient closet for outer wraps. 

The Living Room is well lighted by a single window in the front 
and a double window on the side wall. The size of this room is 13 
feet 2 inches square and contains good wall space for the conven- 
ient arrangement of all furniture. 

The Dining Room. The opening between the living room and din- 
ing room is planned for an attractive plastered arch. 

This room is well lighted with two large windows on the left wall 
and is 13 feet 2 inches wide by 11 feet 1 inch deep. 

The Kitchen. The right wall of the kitchen is planned for the range 
and table. The sink is located under the double window, which gives 
plenty of light and air to this pleasant room. The rear entrance and 
the cellar stairs are located in the addition, which is also planned to 
accommodate the refrigerator. 

The Bedrooms. A small hall separates the rear bedroom and bath 
from the dining room, giving the necessary privacy. The center 
bedroom opens off the dining room and the front bedroom off the 
living room. Each of these two rooms contains a good size closet. 

The Bathroom has a built-in medicine case. 




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THE LEWISTON A A 

a FIVE OR SEVEN ROOMS AND BATH 



MODERN HOME 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 

No. 3287 —5 ROOMS 
No. 3287A— 7 ROOMS 




SECOND FLOOR PLAN 



HO would not take pride in being pointed out as the owner 
of this beautiful English home? There is a deep satisfaction in 
the possession of a home which truly expresses the good taste and the 
hospitality of the family, and a keen enjoyment in pleasant well propor- 
tioned rooms, arranged for gracious living. 

The exterior combines stone and brick in the English manner, with 
leaded casements, long iron strap hinges, flower boxes, contrasting shutters 
and wood shingles laid with wide exposure. 

The Lewiston is complete as a five-room bungalow, yet whenever 
needed, two additional rooms can be finished on the second floor, also 
a bathroom if desired, by placing a dormer in back. A music room can 
be arranged by making an opening between the living room and one of 
the bedrooms. 

First Floor. A clear pondosa pine batten type circle head door leads from 
,» the terrace to a living room with a fireplace flanked by leaded English case- 

ments. A plastered arch connects living room and dining room, each of which has a group of three large windows. 
Good wall spaces for furniture in every room and a pleasant outlook. 
Kitchen. With its cross ventilation, cupboards, (furnished at 
option price), sink near one of the windows and the convenient 
location of the basement stairs and rear door, one can work com- 
fortably in this room while keeping an eye on outdoor activities. 

Bedrooms and Bath, also linen closet and stair open off a hall 
which gives privacy to that part of the house. Each bedroom has 
cross ventilation and a good closet. The bathroom is 7 feet by 6 
feet 5 inches with our high grade plumbing fixtures and Venetian 
glass medicine case. Phone cabinet furnished in hall at option price. 

Second Floor. At a small additional cost, two more bedrooms can be arranged 
on the second floor, also a bath and four closets. Two large windows on each gable 
end give these rooms light and air. 

See pages 62 and 63 for garages. 

Study specifications and fill out attached blank for complete delivered price 
including heating, lighting, plumbing and cabinets. 

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THE HAMMOND . * 



a FIVE ROOMS AND BATH 

MODERN HOME 

No. 3347 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



THE Modern Home Division of Sears, Roebuck 
and Co. has the distinction of furnishing over 
100,000 homes to American home builders. From the 
inception of this department, our corps of architects, 
engineers and home experts have been ever watchful 
for new ideas in materials, design, space and labor 
saving features and equipment. Each design contains 
the maximum space at the lowest cost. 



THE EXTERIOR 

In the Hammond, we present the always popular 
five-room bungalow in a new guise, up-to-date outside 
and in, with beauty and distinction seldom found in 
houses of this size and remarkably low cost. In sturdy 
"Honor Bilt" construction, with high quality guaran- 
teed materials, it will make the finest kind of an in- 
vestment. 

The main walls are to be covered with brick and 
the gables with wide siding. Dark face brick with 
stained siding would be attractive, but common brick 
whitewashed and white painted gables would be just 
as beautiful. There is always a fascination in a house 
with the interesting details the Hammond possesses. 




Floor Plan: The front vestibule and coat closet are lighted by 
a casement sash. Another closet is tucked into the corner of the 
large living room, which is 20 ft. by 1 1 ft. 6 in. An attractive fire- 
place, and windows grouped on two walls make this a delightful 
room. The kitchen is out of sight, only the dining room with its 
double windows being visible. The kitchen, with cross ventilation 
and convenient grade entrance, has cabinets (furnished at option 
price) grouped around the sink and the window above it. The side 
entrance is convenient for drive and saves garden space in back. 

A hall to the right of living room leads to bath, linen closet and 
two good size corner bedrooms, each having a closet, windows on 
two sides and good wall space. 

Ceiling height on the first floor is 8 ft. 6 in. The basement is 
7 feet from floor to joists. The house is 34 ft. 1 1 in. wide and 
31 ft. 5 in. deep on the bedroom side. It can be built on a lot 
41 feet or more in width, but requires 45 feet with side drive. 

Fill out the attached Blank and we will send you complete 
delivered price on the material, which is all fully guaranteed and 
a copy of the original architectural drawings and floor plans. 

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THE DAYTON .. 

a a FIVE ROOMS AND BATH a a 




MODERN HOME No. 3407 
ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 

THE designers of this home kept in mind a plan which would give the maximum 
livable floor area at the lowest possible cost. It is a typical American home 
with a semi-bungalow appearance on account of the wide overhanging eaves — suit- 
able for a narrow city lot or in the country. The exterior is planned to be covered 
with clear bevel siding with clear Cypress exterior trim and moldings. The quality of ■ 
all material furnished for "Honor Bilt" homes enjoys a national reputation and the 
fact that over 100,000 homes have been built by our famous ready cut system, testifies 
for the labor saving features. The large front porch, size 18 ft. by 8 ft. can be screened 
for summer comfort and will be appreciated by every home owner. 

1CAN truthfully recommend every dollar's worth 
of material I received from you people, to be 
first class in every respect. Upon comparing prices, I find 
I saved over $1000.00 in buying my home from Sears, and 
I got better material. My heating plant can't be beat. I will 
gladly show anyone through my home who is interested, 

and explain it to them." w/ i n 

Walter Brumitt, 

Bradley, 111. 





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THE FLOOR PLANS 

The living room size 19 ft. 3 inches wide by 13 ft. 5 inches in depth, has a large window 
in each outside wall. It is well balanced for wall space and the semi-open stairs along the 
right wall is designed with attractive newel and railing. 

The wide arch opening from the living room to the dining room gives these two rooms 
the appearance of one large "L" shaped room, easy to furnish and decorate. 

The present day kitchen is judged by the efficiency in placing equipment for model work 
center. Note this compact square room contains space for two cabinets, refrigerator, sink 
and range — also has cross ventilation. Side entrance is provided by a grade door with 
stairs to the basement and kitchen level. 

The second floor has two large bedrooms, 16 feet by 11 feet and 16 feet by 10 ft. 3 in., 
four closets and bath. 

Our complete plans and instructions enable considerable of the work to be done by 
the owner. 

WHAT OUR BASE PRICE INCLUDES 

At the base price quoted, we will furnish all materials needed to build this five room and 
hath, home, consisting of lumber, lath, millwork, flooring, roof shingles, building paper, 
clear bevel siding for sidewalls, hardware, metal and paint materials according to specifica- 
tions. All framing material completely ready cut. 

Heating, lighting, plumbing and other options shown on the price list. 

Select your garage from designs shown on pages 62 and 63. 



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MODERN HOME No. 3226B 
ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 

THIS square American type home is a favorite in suburban areas, as 
well as in the city where narrow lots predominate. This cozy home with 
clear bevel siding on the first story walls and clear red Cedar shingles on the 
second floor, is very economical to build on account of the square lines. A 
square plan gives the most livable space at the lowest cost. Wide overhanging 
eaves, well balanced windows and comfortable front porch gives the exterior 
a substantial appearance. 

Quality of Materials Above the Average 

"I have been in the building business for more than forty years and have built 
buildings and homes in several different states and must truly say that your building 
materials in its several different lines, is second to none. Your delivery is prompt 
and your business transactions fair and courteous. Since using your material, I 
figure that I have saved twenty-five per cent on each job, besides the satisfaction of 
receiving grades as specified!" 

J. W. Bailey 

Dillsboro, Ind. 

FIRST FLOOR PLAN 

From the front porch you enter the living room size 15 ft. 11 inches by 12 ft. 6 inches. Four 
large windows admit plenty of light and the good wall space permits many attractive arrangements 
of the furniture. A closet for outer wraps opens off the stair platform — handy to the front door. 

The dining room size 11 ft. 5 inches by 12 ft. 2 inches and the kitchen complete the first floor 
plan. Note the kitchen has cross ventilation and a convenient space for all necessary equipment. 
The platform at the top of the grade and cellar stairs is designed for refrigerator. 

SECOND FLOOR PLAN 

The upstairs hall connects the three corner bedrooms and bath. Each room has cross ventila- 
tion and the bath is above the average size with built-in linen closet over the main stairs. 

WHAT OUR BASE PRICE INCLUDES 

At the base price quoted, we will furnish all materials needed to build this six room and bath 
home consisting of lumber, lath, millwork, flooring, roof shingles, building paper, 24-inch red 
Cedar shingles with two coats of stain for the second story sidewalls, clear bevel siding for first 
story, hardware, metal and paint materials according to specifications. All framing material 
completely ready cut. 

Heating, lighting, plumbing and other options shown on the price list. 

Select your garage from designs shown on Pages 62 and 63. 

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"•HIS well arranged, compact little home combines attractive 
appearance with low construction cost. Absence of protrud- 
ing eaves, divided windows, and outside shutters give this home a 
distinctly individual appearance. 

THE EXTERIOR 

Note how the architect has relieved the monotony of the ordinary 
rectangular plan by placing an offset along the front wall. Under the 
front gable a small entrance porch is designed which gives the front 
door the necessary weather protection. The appearance of the porch is 
further enhanced by the arched openings on either side. Batten type 
shutters and flower box improve the window design. The openings in 
the right and left walls are well designed and so placed as to permit a 
pleasing view from either perspective. 

THE INTERIOR 

The Living Roem. An attractive bungalow type front door is used 
on the entrance from the front porch to living room, which is 12 feet, 
3 inches wide by 12 feet, 8 inches deep. This room has ample wall space 
and is well lighted by a double window on the front wall and a single 
window on the side. 

The Dining Room adjoining the living room is also well propor- 
tioned and contains two large windows on the left wall. The opening 
between these rooms is planned for an attractive plastered arch. The par- 
tition between the living room and dining room can be omitted if desired, 
so as to make one large room size 12 feet, 3 inches by 23 feet, 1 inch. 

The Kitchen, a room which always receives the most attention 
from the housewife, is designed for the convenient arrangement of 
sink, work table, kitchen cupboard and range. The rear entrance opens 
into a small hall which contains the cellar stairs, and platform suffici- 
ently large to accommodate the refrigerator, separating it from the 
kitchen, which is always a desirable feature. 

The Bedrooms. A plastered arch, harmonizing with the one be- 
tween the living room and dining room, opens into a hall which con- 
nects with the front and rear bedrooms and the bath. Each bedroom 
is well lighted with two windows for cross ventilation. 



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The Mayfield can be built on a lot 30 
feet wide. 

At the base price quoted, we will furnish 
all materials needed to build this home, con- 
sisting of lumber, lath, millwork, flooring, 
roof shingles, building paper, Red Cedar 
Shingles, hardware, sheet metal and paint. 
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THE VALLONIA.. 

a FIVE OR EIGHT ROOMS AND BATH 



FIRST FLOOR PLAN 




MODERN HOME 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 

No. 1 3049 A— FIVE ROOMS 
No. 1 3049 B —EIGHT ROOMS 



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JUDGING from the photographs and letters which hundreds of satisfied 
home owners have written us, telling of their delight in its splendid 
features and wonderful value — the Vallonia is a real prize bungalow. It meets 
many living conditions because it lends itself to future growth without the 
expense of changing roof or foundation. 

Wide overhanging eaves with wood bracket supports, large front porch and 
careful detailing of all exterior elevations give it a pleasing appearance from 
both perspectives. 

Complete description of the guaranteed specifications for this home will be 
found on pages 8 to 11. Carefully study the list of options and indicate on 
Information Blank, the ones you wish to include in complete delivered price. 

Can be built on 35-foot lot. 

THE FLOOR PLANS 



First Floor. The living room and dining room, both large, well proportioned, 
with good wall space and plenty of light are connected by wide cased opening. 
Four windows light and ventilate the pleasant kitchen and pantry. The rear 
hall or vestibule at the top of the grade and cellar stairs provides good refrigerator 
space. The center hall opening off the dining room connects and gives privacy 
to the two first floor bedrooms and bath. The bathroom is equipped with a 
nice Venetian mirrored medicine case and will accommodate modern fixtures 
shown by Specifications 20A or 2 IB. 

Second Floor. Modern Home No. 13049A indicates the five-room plan and 
a closed stairway is furnished, opening out of the dining room leading to the 
attic or unfinished portion. If you desiie the house with the rooms finished on 
the second floor, you can order Plan No. 13049B, in which case the stairs are 
changed to semi-open type. Eight big rooms in a modern, up-to-date house at 
lowest cost. 

Fill in the Blank for complete delivered price. 




SECOND FLOOR PLAN 
1 3049 B 




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THE ELLISON 41 



a FIVE OR SEVEN ROOMS AND ONE OR TWO BATHS 




THE Ellison is another popular flexible bungalow type 
design which gives the prospective home builder the 
option of having five complete rooms and bath on the first floor. 
Two additional rooms and the second bath can be finished on the 
second floor when more space is needed. 

The use of stained shingles, and painted siding seems to be equal- 
ly popular with home builders. 

Let us send you a copy of the complete details on this home. 
Fill out the Information Blank. 

THE FLOOR PLANS 

The first floor plan contains a large living room, studio (story 
and-a-half) type, with exposed ceiling beams, dining room and 
compact kitchen with convenient space for all modern equipment. 

At the right of the main hall, a small passageway gives the two 
bedrooms and bath the necessary privacy. Closet space for rear 
bedroom has been provided with built-in wardrobe next to the 
bathroom. You also have a closet for outer wraps opening off the 
front hall. 

Under the Roof. English bungalows call for steep pitched roofs — 
so we have plenty of space for two bedrooms and bath. Two gable 
dormers and a wide split roof dormer in the rear give the necessary 
head room for the windows. 

Our base price includes all necessary material to build this 
beautiful home consisting of lumber, lath, millwork, flooring, 
shingles, building paper, hardware, metal and painting material 
according to complete specifications. 

Fill out Blank for complete delivered price including heating, 
lighting and plumbing. 

For complete specifications see pages 8, 9, 10 and 11. 

See pages 12, 13, 14 and 15 for heating, lighting and plumbing. 
Our home experts are glad to help you from start to finish. 



MODERN HOME 
No. 3359-A 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




FIRST FLOOR PLAN 




SECOND 
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THE HAVERHILL . . 

* SIX ROOMS, TWO BATHS AND LAVATORY 




PROVISION for a protected future is the first 
purpose and real test of soundness for any in- 
vestment made from savings. Apply your usual rent 
money toward home ownership and increase your 
monthly savings safely and without extra cost. The 
value of a home and the ground under it is ever present 
for cash or collateral to meet unforseen emergencies. 
The man who selects his home site wisely and builds 
well, in the present market, will be in the happy posi- 
tion of owning a property which will naturally increase 
in value for years to come. 

The Colonial Home, The designer who originated 
this center entrance type of Colonial home, certainly 
anticipated the exact needs and tastes of many Ameri- 
can families. You will find this type of well appointed 
home built in all parts of the United States. 

The exterior walls are planned of brick but would 
look equally attractive in siding or stained shingles. 
Well balanced windows with shutters, make each per- 
spective equally attractive. 




MODERN HOME 

No. 3368 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 



The First Floor Plan. You are immediately im- 
pressed by the front entrance, the original of which 
was used on the home of General Strong, built in the 
Revolutionary days. Once inside, you feel as well as 
see the convenient layout. Lavatory, rear hall, ward- 
robe and semi-open stairs take up about two-thirds of the 
center hall, to good advantage. Three well balanced 
rooms located at the corners, with two or more exposures, 
making them bright and easy to equip and furnish. 

The Second Floor. Built-in wardrobes with storage 
shelves and shoe racks, replace the usual closets. 
There are four of these and a linen closet besides. 
Two bathrooms, dressing room and three large corner 
bedrooms. 




FIRST FLOOR PLAN 



For the base price quoted, we will furnish 
all the materials (except brick and masonry) 
according to 1 IB specifications, which include 
8-paneI interior doors, Colonial backhand 
trim, casework, oak flooring, Elgin Manhattan 
hardware, linoleum for kitchen, baths and 
lavatory, four-coat enamel on trim, stain, 
shellac and varnish for doors and double white 
brick paint for common brick. 

See price list for heating, lighting and 
plumbing options. 

Send for low delivered cash price. 



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THE BERKLEY A * * 

a FIVE ROOMS, BATH AND PORCH 



MODERN HOME 

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THE Berkley Plan "A" and its grown-up companion, Plan "B" 
shown below, have been created to illustrate that it is 
possible to plan and start your home in a small way and add "as you 
need." It has individuality and character, largely achieved by those 
touches of personality which lift it out of the common-place. 

The exterior walls are planned to be covered with a clear grade of 
siding, finished with three coats of Master Mixed paint. Both level 
and flush patterns are used on the front wall. 

The Floor Plan. The outside dimensions of the Berkley "A' are 
23 feet 10}4 inches wide by 19 feet 10^ inches in depth and can 
be placed on a 35-foot lot, but a wider lot should be selected in case 
you plan to expand as shown in Plan "B. 

Living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor and two 
bedrooms, three closets and bath on the second floor. 

THE BERKLEY "B" * * 

a SEVEN ROOMS, BATH AND TWO PORCHES 

MODERN HOME 

No. 340IB 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




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SECOND FLOOR PLAN 





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THE Berkley Plan No. 3401 B is size 35 feet 103^ inches wide 
by 19 feet 10^ inches deep and cbntains seven. rooms and bath. 
The wide arch between the living room and library gives these two the 
appearance of one large "L" shaped room. Dining room, kitchen and 
two covered porches complete the first floor. 

The second floor is devoted to the bedrooms, bath and plenty of 
closet space. The master bedroom is above the average in size and has 
three windows, assuring good ventilation. 

Select your garage from designs shown on pages 62 and 63. 

Modern Homes Division 



THE GLEN VIEW. 



a SEVEN ROOMS, TWO BATHS AND ATTACHED GARAGE 







WHO would not take pride in being pointed out 
as the owner of this beautiful Colonial home? 
There is a deep satisfaction in the possession of a home 
which truly expresses the good taste and the hospitality of 
the family, and a keen enjoyment in pleasant well pro- 
portioned rooms arranged for gracious living. 

The exterior is true Colonial and is finished with clear 
bevel siding, painted white, with slat type window shutters 
painted a contrasting dark color. 

THE FLOOR PLANS 

The double garage, which balances the big porch off the 
living room, is reached by a passage connecting kitchen, 
lavatory, basement, front hall and service entrance. Kitchen 
is sunny, well equipped and very efficient. The long living 
room has a beautiful bay, book-shelves, fireplace and 
French door. The dining room connects the living room 
and kitchen. 

The second floor boasts of four large bedrooms, hall, 
two bathrooms, dressing room, and four large closets 
including linen closet. 

This beautiful home can be built on a 100 foot lot. 



WHAT OUR PRICE INCLUDES 

Our base price for this home includes all materials 
consisting of lumber, lath, millwork and one-panel doors, 
shingles, building paper and Elgin Manhattan design hard- 
ware; sheet metal; linoleum for kitchen, bathrooms and lav- 
atory; oak flooring for remaining rooms; back-band trim, 
kitchen cabinets and bookcases; pine paneling for living 
room, dining room and gallery; enamel finish for kitchen 
and baths and all painting materials; and complete detailed 
plans and specifications, as described on pages 8 to 11, 
inclusive. 

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THE OAKDALE . A 

a FIVE ROOMS AND BATH 




jNE of the most popular types of home is the five-room bunga- 
low. When it is as pretty and home-like as the Oakdale, it 
commands a good rental or selling price in any neighborhood. And 
when its rooms are of such comfortable size and arrangement as these, 
with a convenience in almost every corner, it makes a home to which 
a family becomes more attached as time passes. The pretty woodwork, 
the good grain and color of the flooring, and that sturdiness of framing 
found in all "Honor Bilt" houses, make it doubly desirable. 

THE FLOOR PLAN 

We have put the bedrooms at the back for greater privacy and more 
quiet. This gives both bedrooms corner locations with windows on 
two sides. With all the modern aids to housekeeping, it is still necessary 
to spend some time in the kitchen, so a central location from which 
front and back doors can quickly be reached saves many steps. This 
arrangement also shuts off all view of the kitchen from the living room 
and affords an unbroken wail in the dining room where a handsome 
buffet will appear to the best advantage. Moreover, such a floor plan 
brings the combined kitchen and basement entrance at the side, which 
is convenient if there is a drive, and which is economical of cement 
walk and yard space. 

Through a pretty front door which matches divided light windows, 
you enter a living room 19 feet 9 inches by 11 feet 4 inches with a 
fireplace at one end and a closet at the other. The dining room with 
plastered arches to hall and living room is 13 feet 6 inches by 13 feet 1 
inch. A hall connects two bedrooms and bath. The kitchen is 11 feet 
4 inches by 7 feet 8 inches. It contains a broom closet, a niche for 
refrigerator and swinging door to dining room. One bedroom is 9 feet 
1 inch by 12 feet, the other is 11 feet 4 inches by 10 feet 6 inches. 

Pick your garage from those shown on pages 62 and 63. 



MODERN HOME 

No. 3314 
ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




FLOOR PLAN 
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THE STRATHMORE . . 

a SIX ROOMS, BATH AND LAVATORY 




MODERN HOME 

No. 3306 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




"I am very proud of my 'Honor Bilt' 
home. The arrangement of all the rooms 
and wardrobes is ideal and much time 
and money was saved by the material 
being ready cut. I was well pleased with 
the superior quality of all the material 
which you sent and I figure that I saved 
about $1000.00 by buying from you. If 
I should ever build another home it 
would be an 'Honor Bilt'." 

Dency Adams, 
Bowling Green, Ky. 



THE lure of the old world charm and the luxury of the new 
world comfort are incorporated in this beautiful six-room bunga- 
low. Never before has there been an opportunity to build a home of 
such distinction and quality at the low price made possible by our im- 
proved methods and facilities. Equal to the skill with which stucco, 
stone, brick and wide shingles are used in the English exterior, is the 
elegance and completeness of the interior appointments. 

Stucco is planned to be used on the front wall between the left corner 
and chimney, and 24-inch shingles with wide exposure on the balance 
of the walls. The foundation is 34 feet wide in front and 28 feet wide in 
back. The length is 41 feet 9 inches, plus 6 feet 5 inches for the cement 
terrace. Six rooms, four closets, bath, extra lavatory, spacious vestibule 
and numerous built-in features are included. 

Colors which will emphasize the protecting sweep of the roof as it 
shelters the entrance, and enhance the contrast which makes the exterior 
effective, would be as follows: Buff stucco, cream stone, dark red and 
brown brick and gray wood shingles. g 

The front entrance from the terrace is into a large vestibule contain- 
ing closet for outer wraps and forms the passageway to the living room, 
lavatory and front bedroom. 

The living room is 20 feet 6 inches wide by 13 feet 8 inches deep and 
is well lighted by a balanced grouping of five windows and three casement 
sash above window seat. Every perspective of this room is good as to 
the proper size and placing of plaster arches, central fireplace, window 
seat with recessed bookcases and coved ceiling. 

The dining room is of ample size and has two large windows. 

The kitchen is at the left where you will find an ideal arrangement 
which makes the duties in this part of the home a pleasure. Broom 
closet, counter unit, two wall units and refrigerator (furnished at option 
prices) occupy the space along the back wall. 

The compactness of this plan, plus the high quality of material and 
our famous ready-cut method of construction, enable you to obtain a 
dignified attractive home at the lowest possible cost. 

Fill out the Blank with options desired for delivered price. 



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THE PARKSIDE . . 

* FOUR ROOMS, BATH AND DINING ALCOVE 




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No. 13283 A 

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lUILDING a home by our famous ready-cut 
uJ method is the same as having it built by the 
best contractor in your community, only all labor nec- 
essary in cutting the framing is taken care of in our 
factory, saving you about 40 per cent of the carpenter 
labor and assuring you a much stronger building on 
account of the accuracy in cutting. 

All the material which can be handled more eco- 
nomically by efficient machines, is cut to exact length 
and pattern. Each piece is marked with key letter or 
length which corresponds with those on blueprints, 
showing the exact location in which it is to be used. 

NO EXTRAS TO BUY 

Remember that our complete delivered price includes 
everything to build your home, with the exception or 
cement, brick and plaster. We not only guarantee qual- 
ity but quantity as well. All ready-cut lumber, millwork, 
cellar frames, hardware, paint and metal work are 
included in the base price. Heating, Lighting and 1 lumb- 
ing are quoted at option prices. All material carefully 
packed and shipped to arrive when needed. 

Our complete detailed plans and instructions tor 
erection explain exactly how materials are to be used. 

APPROVED CONSTRUCTION 

The framing of all Modern Homes meets the most rigid build- 
ing codes and'the requirements of the U. S Bureau of Standard. 
Platform type of construction is recommended by the u. a. uov 
emment, Department of Commerce as the safest type for res>- 
dential construction. 



This attractive little home, although classed as a 
four-room house, really has five-room efficiency on 
account of the dining alcove which accommodates a 
drop leaf table and four chairs. Just a cozy place for 
a small family to enjoy their meals. The front of *he 
plan is devoted to living room, dining alcove, kitchen 
and rear hall, containing refrigerator platform. 

A plastered arch is used in the opening between the 
living room and small hall which connects the two 
bedrooms and bath. _ 

The home is planned for a full excavation, provid- 
ing plenty of space for heating plant, laundry, fruit 
room and full storage. 

EXTERIOR FEATURES 

Side walls covered with 24-inch clear Royal Red Cedar shingles, 
finished with one dip coat and one brush coat of Super quality 
stain. Clear moldings and batten type shutters and front door. 




FLOOR PLAN 



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THE GLADSTONE . . 

a SIX ROOMS, BATH AND LARGE PORCH 



MODERN HOME 

No. 331 5-B 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




SECOND FLOOR 331 5-B 



FOR economical construction and convenient 
plan and arrangement the square type house 
has few rivals. You can enclose the greatest amount 
of space with the least wall cost if your plan is square 
in shape. 

The Gladstone is a very good example of a pop- 
ular exterior treatment. Clear bevel siding, well 
proportioned windows and porch with brick pilas- 
ters and iron railing have been carefully detailed. 

Plan 3315-A. Those who appreciate a plan with 
both living room and dining room facing the front 
will prefer this arrangement. The grade and 
cellar entrance located under the main stairs leads 
to rear entry which is planned for refrigerator and 
extra kitchen storage. Kitchen with two outside 
walls works out best for ventilation and arrange- 
ment of equipment. 

The second floor on this plan has three corner 
bedrooms, bath and four closets. 

Plan 3315-B. Those who desire a front vestibule 
and stair hall with open stairs will be interested 
in the room arrangement as shown by "Plan 
3315-B." Closet for outer wraps is located on stair 
platform and refrigerator platform is provided at 
the top of the grade stairs. Large arch openings 
between the living room, hall and dining room open 
the plan to a very livable appearance. Range, sink, 
table and cabinets can be easily arranged to make 
this a popular work center. The second floor is 
devoted to three bedrooms, bath and closets. 

Fill out information blank for complete delivered 
price, including heating, lighting and plumbing. 



MODERN HOME 

No. 3315-A 

ALREADY CUT AND FITTED 




FIRST FLOOR 3315-A 




SECOND FLOOR 3315-A 




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NEW GARAGE PLANS 

BUY YOUR GARAGE WHEN 




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'F YOU plan to have a detached 
garage erected with your new 
home, we suggest you make your selection 
from these pages and have all material 
shipped complete with the lumber for your 
home. 

Your choice of two methods of con- 
struction — ready cut, with the framing 
sawed to exact length and ready to nail in 
place; or sectional, with each section made 
complete, ready to bolt together. 

Enjoy the convenience of a private 
garage and the saving which can be made 
by your car being at hand for attention in 
odd moments. Save still more by our 
factory cut method. 



THE NORFOLK (Above) 

"Honor-Bilt" Garage 
Already Cut and Fitted Plan No. 1407 

Furnished in two-car style, with service door and two 
plain check rail windows, the Norfolk comes in these 

18 ft. x 18 ft. 18 ft. x 20 ft. 18 ft. x 22 ft. 
Arranged for one car only, with service door and one 
window, the Norfolk is furnished in the following sizes: 
10 ft. x 18 ft. 12 ft. x 18 ft. 12 ft. x 20 ft. 

A practical, economical garage of sturdy construction 
and high grade materials. Hip roof, clear Yellow Pine or 
Fir drop siding, glazed service door, and triple sliding 
doors which roll smoothly against inside wall. 






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THE DOUGLAS (Above) 

Garage No. 1403— Already Cut and Fitted 

A garage of your own is especially appreciated in unpleasant weather, 
yet even on pleasant evenings, it is not enjoyable to walk home from 
a public garage after a tiring day of driving. And best of all, the rent you 
now pay for a garage will enable you to actually buy one of your own. 

With sliding and glazed doors, this model is offered in an adequate 
range of sizes. See list below: 



Single-car sizes with one window: 
12 feet by 18 feet 
12 feet by 20 feet 
12 feet by 22 feet 

THE BARTLETT (Above)— No. 1401 

Already Cut and Fitted for One and Two Cars 

Gable roofs like that of the Bartlett, lend distinction and neatness to buildings 
of any size. This particular design is one of our most popular garages, especially in 
and around the metropolitan areas, and its surprisingly low price is made possible 
only by our great volume of business. Triple sliding doors. 



Two-car sizes with two windows: 
18 feet by 18 feet 
18 feet by 20 feet 
18 feet by 22 feet 



Single-car style with one window: 

10 feet by 18 feet 

12 feet by 18 feet 

1 2 feet by 20 feet 

12 feet by 22 feet 



Two-car style with two windows: 
18 feet by 18 feet 
18 feet by 20 feet 
18 feet by 22 feet 



THE YORK (Right) Already Cut and Fitted No. 1409-A 

The York, in one-car style, with one service door and one window, is furnished 
in the following sizes; 

12 ft. x 18 ft. 12 ft. x 20 ft. 12 ft. x 22 ft. 

Two-car style, with service door and two windows, in following sizes: 

18 ft, x 18 ft. 18 ft. x 20 ft. 18 ft. x 22 ft. 

These two trim and attractive garages have walls of 24-inch red Cedar shingles, 
service doors and triple sliding driveway doors glazed, Wood sheathing with build- 
ing paper under shingles on roof and walls. 




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YOU BUY YOUR HOME 
THE ANDOVER 

"Honor Bilt" Garage 
Already Cut and Fitted No. 1408- A 

With its dignified simplicity, panel serv- 
ice door, Cedar shingle walls, roof of good 
pitch and new up and over doors, the 
Andover suitably compliments the smart- 
est homes of today. Quality and construc- 
tion equal to that in our finest houses. 
Framing lumber accurately cut to fit at 
factory. 

Double garage with service door, two 
windows and slide up and over doors in 
these sizes: 

18ft.xi8ft. 18 ft. x*20 ft. 18 ft. x 22 ft. 

Single Car Sizes: 

12 ft. x 18 ft. 12 ft. x 20 ft. 12 ft. x 22 ft. 





THE TUDOR (Left) 

"Honor Bilt" Garage 
Already Cut and Fitted Plan No. 1410- A 

The Tudor garage, arranged for two cars with 
one service door and two windows, comes in 
the following sizes: 

18 ft. x 18 ft. 18 ft. x 20 ft. 18 ft. x 22 ft. 

For this garage we furnish triple sliding doors, 
glazed as illustrated, which roll around the cor- 
ner against the inside wall of the garage, out of 
the wind and out of the way. Roller bearing 
hangers, track, guides, cylinder lock and heavy 
bearing hinges included. 



SIMPLEX SECTIONAL GARAGES 

"Simplex Garages" are most economical. They are built of sections, cut, 
fitted and assembled in our factories, ready for bolting together on the lot. 
Sections 3 feet wide, 7 feet high, of No. 1 lumber. Doors and windows are 
already hung in frames. A few hours after you receive your sectional garage, 
it can be ready for use. 




THE PARKWAY (Above) 

Gable Roof — For One or Two Cars 

The illustration shows the one-car garage with triple slid- 
ing glazed doors, two full size windows and a convenient 
Available in following sizes: 




service door 
One-car sizes: 

9 ft. 3 in. x 18 ft. 3 in. 

12 ft. 3 in, x 18 ft. 3 in; 

12 ft. 3 in. x 21 ft. 3 in. 



Two-car sizes: 

16 ft. 3 in. x 18 ft. 3 in. 
18 ft. 3 in. x 18 ft. 3 in. 
18' ft. 3 in. x 21 ft. 3 in. 
21 ft. 3 in. x 18 ft. 3 in. 
21 ft. 3 in. x 21 ft. 3 in. 



THE AVENUE (Left) 

The Avenue Sectional Garage will harmonize with nearly any style of 
architecture. The illustration shows the two-car design with big, mod- 
ern driveway doors, 3 full sized sliding windows and a convenient serv- 
ice door. It is available in the eight sizes shown above and will prove a 
splendid investment for any home owner. 



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INDEX TO HOMES 

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AMHERST 39 

ATTLEBORO 17 

AUBURN 36 

BELFAST 43 

BERKLEY A (5-rm) 56 

BERKLEY B (7-rm) 56 

BRENTWOOD C and D 30 

BRIDGEPORT A and B 

(4 & 5 rooms). .". 19 

CAPE COD A and B (4 or 5 

rooms) 34 

CHATHAM 44 

CHESTER 37 

COLLINGWOOD 42 

CONCORD 36 

CORNELL « 51 

CRAFTON A, C, D (4, 5 or 6 
rooms) 25 

DAYTON 50 

DOVER 33 

ELLISON (5 or 7 rooms) 54 

ELLSWORTH 18 

FRANKLIN , 16 

GLADSTONE A and B 61 

GLEN VIEW 57 

HAMMOND 49 

HAVERHILL 55 

HILLSBORO 40 

HOMECREST 22 

HOMESTEAD 37 

JEFFERSON 23 

LEWISTON (5 or 7 rooms) 48 

LORAIN 35 

LYNNHAVEN 29 

MARION 24 

MAYFIELD 52 

MILFORD 27 

MITCHELL 31 

NEWBURY 28 

NEWCASTLE 45 

NORWICH 38 

OAKDALE 58 

OXFORD C 30 

PARKSIDE 60 

PLYMOUTH 46 

RIDGELAND 20 

RIVERSIDE 47 

SALEM 26 

STRATHMORE 59 

SUNBURY A and B 18 

VALLONIA A and B 

(5 or 8 rooms) 53 

WILLARD 32 

WILMORE 21 

WINONA 41 

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1936 GENERAL INDEX 1936 

Page 1 Introduction 

Pages 2 and 3 Factories 

Pages 4 and 5 Praise from Home Owners 

Pages 6 and 7 The Ready-Cut Method 

Pages 8 and 9 Specifications 

Pages 10 and 11 Specifications 

Pages 12 and 13 Plumbing 

Page 14 Heating 

Page 15 Electric Fixtures 

Pages 16 to 61 "Honor Bilt" Modern Homes 

Pages 62 and 63 Garages 

Page 64 Barns and Summer Cottages 

Inside Front Cover Homes of Wood 

Inside Back Cover Homes of Brick 

Outside Back Cover . . . . . . Guarantee 




MODERN FARM BUILDINGS 

Save $200.00 to $500.00 

jjY USING our skyscrap' 
er construction princi- 
ples and guaranteed materials cut 
to exact length and size at our fac- 
tories, you can build barns and 
other farm buildings at a great 
saving over the slow wasteful 
"cut on the job" method. 

We have plans for a wide 
variety of designs and sizes of 
stock barns, poultry houses, corn 

cribs, designed by men who have studied 
farm requirements — and ready to erect 
in the shortest possible time, insuring 
you a better building in every respect. 
Write us about your requirements. 

NEW SUMMER COTTAGES 

MAKE your Dreams Come 
True! Realize the indepen- 
dence, the happiness, the comfort 
and the economy of being able to 
spend your summer vacation and 
week ends in a summer cottage or log 
cabin of your own. A shady spot in 
the woods or a cool smiling lake is 
where you will find real rest. 

Build it yourself. Sears summer 
cottages and log cabins are ready cut 
from the same high quality of ma- 
terial used in our permanent homes. 
Many of our summer homes were 
erected by the owners — our complete 
detailed plans and instructions are 
all you need as they show the loca- 
tion of every piece of material. 

The Sky water is one of our most 
popular designs, and shows the type 
of summer home you can build 
quickly and easily, without mistakes 
or extra expense. 

Write for catalog of Log Cabins 
and Cottages L677MH, which 
shows a complete line of attractive 
designs. 

Modem Homes Division 




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HONOR 



BILT' BRICK VENEER HOMES . 




ANY "HONOR BILT" 
MODERN HOME 
CAN BE CONSTRUCT- 
ED WITH OUT- 
SIDE WALLS OF 
BRICK VENEER. 



THE ELLISON IN BRICK 

The Modern Home you have selected 
is flexible as to exterior treatment for 
wall covering. We have shown a varia- 
tion of exterior wall coverings — siding, 
shingles and hrickthroughout this hook 
of homes. Naturally, different types of 
homes require different wall treatment. 

If it is your desire to use brick veneer 
instead of the material shown, let us 
help you in the selection of brick and 
how it is to be used on your 
home. Some homes should 
have all the exterior walls of 
brick, others look best with a 
combination of brick and 
stucco or brick and shingles. 

Our complete service en- 
titles you to consult us about 
all your building problems. 

"Can we build this home with 
brick veneer walls?" Here is the 
answer. On Page 54 we illustrate 
our beautiful Ellison home. 
Above you see attractive result 
obtained by the use of brick. 

THE WILMORE IN BRICK 





THE WILMORE 

The Wilmore home is illustrated and described 
on page 21. Standard specifications include 24- 
inch clear Royal Red Cedar shingles for all out- 
side walls. At the left, brick was used for out- 
side walls and stained shingles for gables. We 
furnish you complete plans and instructions to 
build of siding, shingles, stucco or brick. 






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